Swansea City seal loan move for Matty Sorinola

24th June 2022
First team
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Swansea City has completed the signing of Matty Sorinola on a season-long loan from Union SG, subject to international clearance.

The 21-year-old winger or wing-back becomes the third summer signing for head coach Russell Martin, following the arrivals of defenders Nathan Wood and Harry Darling.

Lambeth-born Sorinola, who is of Nigerian descent, joins for the entirety of the 2022-23 campaign and will bolster Martin’s wide options following the departures of Cyrus Christie and Hannes Wolf.

Martin has previously worked with Sorinola - who is versatile and can play on either flank - during his time in charge of MK Dons.

The player spent time in the youth ranks at Fulham before joining the MK academy in 2017, going on to sign a first professional deal in 2019.

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He made his debut in a Football League Trophy clash with Manchester City in October of that year, and it would prove to be his only appearance at MK where Martin was not his manager.

Sorinola went on to enjoy a breakthrough campaign during the 2020-21 season, making 43 appearances in total as MK Dons won plaudits for their attractive style of play.

However, he left the club during the summer of 2021 to join Belgian top-flight side Royale Union St Gilloise.

Sorinola scored once in 14 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League, and will be looking to get regular game time under his belt with the Swans.