Goalkeeper Remy Mitchell seals Swansea City move

1st July 2022
Remy Mitchell

Swansea City has completed the signing of goalkeeper Remy Mitchell to join the club's academy ranks, subject to international clearance.

The 18-year-old, who left Arsenal in the summer, has penned a two-year deal in SA1 with an option for an additional 12 months.

Last season, the shot-stopper featured 17 times for the Gunners in the Under-18 Premier League, keeping six clean sheets. He also played in an FA Youth Cup match. For the final Under-18 Premier League match of 2021-22 - a 5-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur - he wore the captain’s armband.

Mitchell was a regular on the bench for the North London side’s under-23s in both Premier League 2 and the Papa John’s Trophy.

In 2019, he was part of Arsenal’s under-16s team who won the JSSL Tournament in Singapore, keeping six clean sheets in seven games. The young Gunners had to see off competition from the likes of Atletico Madrid to seal the title.

“I can’t wait to get to get started,” said Mitchell of his move.

“It’s a new experience for me, it’s the first time I’ve moved away from Arsenal and I’m looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

“I’ve never lived away from home so that will be a new experience which I’m looking forward to, and I think I’ll relish it.

“I felt like I improved a lot last year. I kept a few clean sheets including saving a penalty against Spurs on the last day of the season, that was really good.

“I take pride in bringing leadership to the pitch. As a goalkeeper, I think that’s part of my job anyway and I enjoy it.

“I’m pretty used [to the way Swansea play] with the way we were asked to play at Arsenal which is another reason why Swansea was the perfect fit for me. I enjoy playing with my feet as well as being a goalkeeper.

“I want to hit the ground running, put my stamp on the team, show everyone what I’ve got, and work towards the first team.”