King: It's brilliant to be here

28th January 2014

New Swans signing Adam King is thrilled to be joining such a "passionate" club after completing his move from Hearts today.

The highly-rated young midfielder became the Swans' second signing of the January transfer window when he put pen-to-paper on a three-and-a-half year deal with the club.

And despite admitting it was difficult to leave his boyhood club, the 18-year-old believes the opportunity of joining the Swans was too good to turn down.

"It feels brilliant to be here," said the Scottish starlet. "I've left a passionate club and I'm arriving at another passionate club.

"It's always going to be hard to leave the club that you love, your home and your family as well, but coming to Swansea, where they're building something special here, it's a very good club to be at. 

"The way Swansea play football is brilliant and will suit me down to a tee. I like to get the ball down and play, not force passes, and get around the pitch.

"For me, being a central midfielder, I admire the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Leon Britton here, and I believe I can learn a lot from them.

"I'm excited and I'm looking forward to my time here."

With his transfer tied up, King took part in his first training session with Kristian O'Leary's Under-21s side at Landore on Tuesday morning. 

And after having a taster for training with the young Swans, the midfielder can't wait to be involved in his first competitive game.

He added: "It was great to train with the Under-21s this morning. It was a really good standard.

"My aim is to try and fit in as well as I can and hopefully get my first game under my belt soon."