Ryan Manning

Swansea City complete transfer of Ryan Manning

16th October 2020
First team

Swansea City has completed the signing of Ryan Manning from QPR for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

Manning, 24, joins the Swans after nearly six years at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, and will bolster head coach Steve Cooper’s wing-back and midfield options.

He has signed a three-year contract and will wear the number three shirt.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international started his career in his homeland, firstly with Mervue United before moving on to Galway United.

His form in helping them reach the Irish top-flight attracted the interest of a number of English clubs, and he joined QPR in January 2015.

Ryan Manning

He was handed a first-team debut by Ian Holloway at the end of 2016, and made an immediate impression in a run of improved form for the Londoners.

A loan move to Rotherham followed in 2018, and during his spell in South Yorkshire he scored two late penalties to help the Millers beat the Swans in the Championship.

He was recalled by the Rs in January 2019, and went on to make 44 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring five goals.

Manning was also included in the senior Republic of Ireland squad for games against Northern Ireland and Denmark in November 2018.

We'll bring you Ryan's reaction to his move to Swansea City in the coming days