Swans seal Dhanda signing

23rd May 2018
First team

Swansea City have completed the signing of Liverpool youngster Yan Dhanda on a free transfer.

Dhanda has penned a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium after opting to leave the Reds because he is hungry to play first-team football.

And the 19-year-old attacking midfielder cannot wait to get started in Swans colours.

“I am really happy to be here,” Dhanda said.

“I was excited from the minute I knew Swansea were interested in signing me. I just wanted to get the deal done.

“I wasn’t really getting a chance at Liverpool and I wanted to come somewhere where I hope I will have a better chance to play in the first team. I want to show what I can do.

“Once I knew Swansea were interested, I felt the club would suit me. I have watched the football they have played over the years and I hope coming here will bring out the best in me.”

Dhanda, who hails from Dudley, was on West Bromwich Albion’s books from the age of six but moved to Liverpool back in 2013.

He went on to sign a two-and-a-half-year professional deal with the Reds midway through the 2015-16 season.

But Dhanda, a former England Under-17 international, feels the time is right to move on.

He hopes the move to Wales will see him push for a senior debut in the not too distant future.

“I could have stayed at Liverpool but I think coming to Swansea is the best thing for me,” added Dhanda, who scored for Liverpool’s under-23s against the Swans last August.

“I am coming here to see how I get on in the first few weeks and then we will see where I’m at.

“Hopefully I will get a chance to train with the first team and show what I can do. As long as I am playing weekly, I don’t mind if it’s for the first team or the under-23s.

“If I get that chance to train with the first team, it’s down to me to show what I am capable of.”