Swansea City George Byers
11th July 2016
Swansea City have completed the signing of midfielder George Byers on a free-transfer.
The 20-year-old, who spent 13-years at Watford's Academy, has signed a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium and will link-up with the club's Development squad ahead of the new season.
The box-to-box midfielder, who made one substitute appearance for the Hornets during the 2014-15 Championship season, says he is looking forward a new challenge in SA1.
"It is a great opportunity for me, one which I am relishing. I can't wait to get started," he said.
"I have come to a point in my career where I needed a change. I was at Watford for 13-years, now I am looking for that next step.
"Swansea's style of play was a big factor for me signing. Creativity is a big part of my game, I like to create chances but also do the hard work and battle in midfield to win the ball.
"There will be a lot of hard work for me from this point, I want to prove myself to people here and I am looking forward to getting started."
Essex-born Byers has represented Scotland at an Under-16 to 18's level thanks to the nationality of his parents.
His time with the Scottish international set-up will mean the young midfielder is reunited with another young Swan who joined the club 12 months ago.
"I've been at a training camp with Ollie McBurnie." He added. "He is a very good player. I know he is training hard out in America at the minute but I am looking forward to meeting up and playing alongside him this season."