Harry Darling seals Swansea City transfer

18th June
First team
Harry Darling

Swansea City has completed the signing of defender Harry Darling for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

The 22-year-old joins the Swans from MK Dons and has put pen to paper on a three-year contract through to the summer of 2025.

Darling will wear the number six shirt – with midfielder Jay Fulton taking the number 21 jersey - and will join up with his new team-mates for their pre-season training camp at Pennyhill Park.

The centre-half had been identified as a key target by head coach Russell Martin, who previously worked with Darling having signed him for MK Dons.

He enjoyed an excellent campaign as he helped MK reach the League One play-offs last term, making 49 appearances in all competitions and scoring 10 goals.

Harry Darling

Darling first came through the ranks with Cambridge United, emerging from their youth set-up to make 73 senior appearances after making his debut as a 17-year-old.

The defender also had loan spells in non-league with Bishop’s Stortford, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Royston Town and East Thurrock United during his time with the U’s.

He made the move to MK Dons in January 2021, quickly becoming a regular. He skippered the Dons on occasions, and was a key figure in their promotion push.

Darling’s showings during the 2021-22 season saw him named in the EFL and PFA League One teams of the year, while he also won the club’s players’ player of the year award.