Conor Hourihane

Swansea City complete loan deal for Conor Hourihane

20th January 2021
First team

Swansea City has completed the signing of Conor Hourihane on loan from Aston Villa for the rest of the season, subject to international clearance.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder – who will wear the number 14 shirt - links up with Steve Cooper’s squad ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest, which he will be available for.

The 29-year-old has made 150 appearances for Villa since joining in January 2017, scoring 29 goals and helping them secure a return to the Premier League in 2019.

Hourihane, who is a set-piece threat with his left foot, previously played for Barnsley and Plymouth, having also had spells on the books at Ipswich and Sunderland.

He bolsters head coach Cooper’s midfield options after Kasey Palmer and Morgan Gibbs-White were recalled from their loan spells earlier this month.

He has won 24 caps for his country, scoring one goal.