Ryan Bennett

Swansea City seal signing of Ryan Bennett

16th October 2020
First team

Swansea City has completed the signing of Ryan Bennett from Wolverhampton Wanderers, subject to international clearance.

The 30-year-old centre-half makes the move to SA1 on a three-year contract and will wear the number two shirt.

He becomes Swansea's third deadline-day signing, following the arrivals of Kasey Palmer and Joel Latibeaudiere.

The former England Under-21 international brings a wealth of experience with over 100 Championship appearances to his name, as well as Premier League stints with Norwich City, Wolves and Leicester.

Bennett started his career in the youth ranks at Ipswich before making the move to Grimsby, where he made his professional bow.

He joined Peterborough in 2010 after a successful loan spell, and helped Posh secure promotion to the Championship in 2011.

Ryan Bennett

A move to Premier League Norwich followed in 2012, at a time when he was also linked with the Swans.

He went on to make 119 appearances for the Canaries, helping them reclaim a top-flight berth in 2015 before they were relegated again at the end of the 2015-16 season.

From there Bennett signed for Wolves on a free transfer in 2017, making 33 appearances in all competitions as Nuno Espirito Santo led them to promotion.

He appeared in 34 Premier League fixtures the following season, and 11 more followed last term as he also featured in the Europa League for the Midlands club.

In January he joined Leicester – managed by former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers – on loan, and made five appearances for the Foxes.

You'll be able to read Ryan's first thoughts on his move in the coming days.