Swansea City's George Byers completes Sheffield Wednesday move

3rd August 2021
First team
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Swansea City midfielder George Byers has completed a transfer to Sheffield Wednesday, subject to international clearance.

The 25-year-old leaves after six years in SA1, during which time he made 65 first-team appearances and scored eight goals.

He has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the League One Owls, and will link up with the rest of Darren Moore’s squad at Hillsborough. The deal also includes a sell-on clause. 

Byers joined the Swans from Watford in the summer of 2015, and initially linked up with the club’s under-23 squad.

He helped them to secure a league and cup double during the 2016-17 season, and he was an unused substitute for the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Tottenham the following campaign.

He made his first-team breakthrough under Graham Potter during the 2018-19 season, racking up 26 appearances and scoring his first goal for the Swans in a 1-0 win over Millwall.

A further 39 appearances followed under Steve Cooper the following year as the Swans reached the play-offs, but he found game time harder to come by last term after recovering from ankle and groin injuries.

He joined Portsmouth on loan over the second half of the season, making 15 appearances including a starting role in their EFL Trophy final defeat to Salford at Wembley.

Everyone at Swansea City wishes George every success in his future career.