Potter excited by pace ace Asoro

15th July 2018
First team

Graham Potter believes new signing Joel Asoro will have Swansea City supporters on the edge of their seats this season.

Asoro became the club’s third signing of the summer after joining from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee on Saturday.

He follows in the footsteps of Yan Dhanda and Jordi Govea, who hard arrived on free transfers from Liverpool and Real Madrid respectively.

Sweden Under-19 winger Asoro made 35 appearances at the Stadium of Light, having arrived in the North-East in 2015 from IF Brommapojkarna in his homeland.

And Potter is excited to have landed the 19-year-old – a player he believes will also excite the fans.

“He is a young player who has already had a good amount of experience in first-team football,” said Potter, who spent seven years managing Ostersund in Sweden before taking over at the Liberty.

“He has a lot of potential but has quality already. He is lightning quick, so the supporters will like his pace. He will certainly excite them.

“He can play in the wide areas or centrally, so he offers us options.

“His high-end qualities are very good, and he affects defences with his pace. He did that in the Championship last season.

“At only 19 he has a lot of time ahead of him. But we believe he can be exciting for us this season.

“(Head of recruitment) Kyle Macaulay has followed his career, so he is a player we have been aware of for a while.

“When the opportunity came up, we felt he was a good fit for us because of his age and the chance to help him develop and fulfil his potential.”

With more transfer activity expected at the Liberty, Potter is looking forward to fine-tuning his squad in readiness for the Championship campaign.

He added: “There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes, and nothing will be confirmed until it’s done and dusted.

“We are excited by what can happen over the next few weeks.”