Swansea City forward Kenji Gorre joins Den Haag on loan
9th July 2015
Young Swans forward Kenji Gorre has joined Dutch side ADO Den Haag on a one-year loan deal.
The move comes shortly after the 20-year-old signed a new three-year contract at the Liberty.
Born in Amsterdam, Gorre made the move to England at the age of five. He joined the Swans in 2013 from Manchester United and made his Barclays Premier League debut at Crystal Palace as a late substitute. The first-team call came after impressive form for the club's Under-21 side where he scored 18 times and provided 10 assists.
"I was delighted to sign the new deal and the loan move to Den Haag is a bonus,'' explained Gorre. "It's a good club that plays its football at a high standard. I believe it's the best option for me to aid my development and make me a better player."
The move will be made a bit easier by the fact that, apart from his Manchester-based parents, all of Gorre's family still live in Holland.
His mother Magali was actually born in The Hague while his father Dean played for the likes of SVV, Feyenoord and Ajax and English clubs Huddersfield, Barnsley and Blackpool before moving into coaching and management.
It was during Dean's days at Feyenoord that he played alongside current Den Haag boss Henk Fraser, who persuaded Gorre Jnr to make the temporary move back to Holland where former Swans midfielder Ferrie Bodde is also on the coaching staff.
"The Den Haag manager rang me in the summer about a potential move," added Gorre. "The fact that he was so adamant that he wanted me made my mind up. I'm really looking forward to it."
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