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Joel Asoro joins Swansea from Sunderland on four-year deal

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Joel Asoro of Sunderland in action.
Image: Joel Asoro is a Sweden U21 international

Swansea have signed forward Joel Asoro from Sunderland on a four-year deal.

Sky Sports News reported on Friday that Asoro was undergoing a medical at Swansea ahead of his £2m transfer.

"It feels very, very good to be at this club. I have watched Swansea play in the Premier League and I enjoyed seeing them play football. That's the way I like to play football too," Asoro told Swansea's club website.

"It was not easy for me to leave Sunderland. I came over from Sweden to join them when I was only 15. It was a bit hard, but I wanted a new challenge."

The Sweden U21 international - who scored three goals in 29 games as the Black Cats were relegated to Sky Bet League One last season - had one year left on his deal at the Stadium of Light but rejected a new contract offer.

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Asoro made his Sunderland debut aged 17 under David Moyes in the Premier League and went on to make 35 senior appearances for the club.

The 19-year-old, who has been long admired by Swans boss Graham Potter, can either play up front or out wide.

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Asoro becomes the Swans' third signing of the summer transfer window following Liverpool's Yan Dhanda and Real Madrid left-back Jordi Govea.

As Sunderland look to further bolster their striking options, Sky Sports News understands they have bid for Bradford striker Charlie Wyke. But as things stand, the bid it is not considered acceptable.

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