Swansea City complete signing of Korey Smith

14th August 2020
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Swansea City has completed the signing of midfielder Korey Smith on a two-year contract, subject to international clearance.

Smith, 29, joins the Swans having left Bristol City following six years with the Robins, and becomes Steve Cooper’s first signing ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

During his time at Ashton Gate Smith made 196 appearances, helping them to promotion from League One and Football League Trophy success in 2015.

He also memorably scored the late winner to knock Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup and send Bristol City into the semi-finals of the competition in December 2017, and was also entrusted with the Robins captaincy.

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Smith brings a wealth of experience to Cooper’s squad, having made more than 170 Championship appearances in a career that has also includes spells with Norwich City and Oldham Athletic.

He captained the Canaries at youth level before making his first-team breakthrough, and would go on to help them win promotion to the Championship and then the Premier League in consecutive seasons.

Smith made 73 appearances in all competitions for the East Anglians, whilst also having loan spells with Barnsley, Yeovil and Oldham before sealing a permanent move to the Latics in 2013, making the switch to Bristol City a year later.

His final appearance for the Robins came against the Swans at the Liberty last month, in a game the hosts won 1-0 on their way to securing a play-off spot.