Swansea City sign Jamie Paterson on free transfer

6th August 2021
First team
Jamie Paterson

Swansea City has completed the signing of Jamie Paterson on a free transfer, subject to international clearance.

The 29-year-old forward has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the Liberty Stadium, with the option for a further 12 months.

The former Bristol City player will wear the number 12 shirt and is in contention to make his debut in Saturday’s Championship opener at Blackburn Rovers.

Paterson becomes Swansea’s fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Kyle Joseph, Liam Walsh and Joel Piroe, and the first for new head coach Russell Martin.

Paterson, who can play a number of roles but has mainly operated as a winger or attacking midfielder, adds to the Swans forward options and boasts a wealth of Championship experience.

Jamie Paterson

Born in Coventry, he started his career with Walsall and scored 16 goals in 102 appearances for the Saddlers before moving to Nottingham Forest in 2013.

His first goals for the Reds came via a hat-trick in an FA Cup win over West Ham, and he finished his first season at the City Ground strongly with nine more goals.

A loan move to Huddersfield Town followed in 2015, with Paterson contributing eight goals in 36 appearances for the Terriers before a permanent move to Bristol City in the summer of 2016.

During his five years at Ashton Gate – during which time he made 157 appearances and scored 26 goals in all competitions - he played alongside current Swans Korey Smith and Liam Walsh, helping them reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals in 2018, while he also had a brief loan spell at Derby County during the 2019-20 season.