Swansea City complete Liam Walsh signing
Swansea City has completed the signing of midfielder Liam Walsh on a free transfer, subject to international clearance.
The 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium, following his departure from Bristol City.
Walsh becomes the Swans’ third summer signing as he follows Kyle Joseph and Joel Piroe in making the switch to South Wales.
The playmaker has linked up with the rest of the first-team squad at Pennyhill Park, and will take part in the remainder of Swansea’s training camp there.
The former England age-grade international started his career with Everton, joining the club’s academy at the age of five and working his way up through the scholarship ranks to sign professional terms in 2015.
A regular in Everton’s under-18 and under-23 sides, Walsh helped David Unsworth’s development team win the Premier League 2 title in 2017, and was shortlisted for the competition’s Player of the Year award.
By that time he had already had a short but successful loan spell at Yeovil, and went on to have a stint with Birmingham City where he played under Harry Redknapp before a change of manager limited his opportunities.
A move to Bristol City for an undisclosed fee followed in January 2018, with Walsh playing in both legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City alongside current Swan Korey Smith.
He made 11 appearances for the Robins that season, and 10 more the following campaign due to injury problems.
Walsh joined Coventry on loan for the 2019-20 season and helped the Sky Blues achieve promotion to the Championship as he made over 30 appearances and scored four goals in all competitions.
He returned to Bristol City, but thigh and hamstring injuries limited him to just three appearances last season.