'It feels very, very good to be at this club'

14th July 2018
First team

Joel Asoro hopes Swansea City will prove to be the perfect club for him after signing a four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.

Asoro has arrived in Wales after the Swans paid Sunderland an undisclosed fee to secure his services.

The 19-year-old is a pacy attacking player who comes with plenty of potential.

And he reckons the move to SA1 will help him flourish.

“It feels very, very good to be at this club,” Asoro said.

“I have watched Swansea play in the Premier League and I enjoyed seeing them play football. That’s the way I like to play football too.

“They love to hold on to the ball. I like that – being part of a possession team is very enjoyable.

“It was not easy for me to leave Sunderland. I came over from Sweden to join them when I was only 15. It was a bit hard, but I wanted a new challenge.”

Stockholm-born Asoro has been on Graham Potter’s radar for some time.

The Swans boss was aware of Asoro, who can play either up front or out wide, when he was coming through the ranks in his homeland.

Having started out at IFK Haninge, Asoro began to blossom at IF Brommapojkarna, a Swedish club who are known for producing good young players.

His performances there attracted the attention of Sunderland, and he has continued to progress on Wearside.

A Swedish Under-21 international since he was 18, Asoro now plans to make further strides in Swans colours.

“I was very happy at Sunderland,” he added.

“But things happen to teams that you cannot control. We went down, then we went down again. I felt for me it was time to try to something new.

“I watched the manager when he was in Sweden at Ostersund – I saw the game when they played against Arsenal in the Europa League.

“I am looking forward to working with him. The main thing for us is to try to get the club back to where they belong.”