Luke Cundle | This is an important move for me, I want to contribute
Luke Cundle believes his loan move to Swansea City is a big opportunity in his fledgling career, and he is desperate to contribute and make his mark following his arrival from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 20-year-old midfielder has joined the Swans for the remainder of the 2022-23 season, subject to international clearance.
He will wear the number 18 shirt and is set to be in contention to make his debut against Stoke City on Wednesday night.
The Wolves academy product is looking to build on a breakthrough 2021-22 season, where he scooped the Molineux club’s academy player of the year award and made six senior appearances, including four in the Premier League.
And he is confident Swansea is the right place for him to kick on.
“I am really excited to get down to work on Tuesday. I just want to play football,” said Cundle.
“One of the big things for me (when deciding where to join) was the facilities. The moment you walk through the door here you can see the facilities are as good as those at any Premier League club.
“That in itself would have been enough of a reason, but when I spoke to the head coach, I felt he was someone who would put his belief in me.
“I feel like I can contribute. I can play a number of roles, I can play box-to-box, I can create and score goals.
“I can also receive the ball from the back and start the build-up.”
Among Cundle’s Premier League appearances was a full top-flight debut against Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He played his part in a 2-0 away win, and he admits that experience means he is hungry for more exposure to the senior game.
“That was a special experience, to make my full Premier League debut in that stadium was fantastic.
“I was quite nervous before the game, but I did okay, and it was a great day.
“Those experiences just make you hungry for more. Once you have that taste of it you want to do it again and do it as often as possible.
“So this is a big move for me, obviously it is far away from home but it is important for me to play football and show what I can do as a player.”