Swansea City winger Joel Asoro has returned to his parent club after a loan spell with Groningen.
Joel Asoro Returns to Swansea City After Groningen Loan
From Wales to The Netherlands
The 21-year-old has returned to South Wales after a season-long loan at Eredivisie club Groningen.
He has struggled to ground his feet at Championship side Swansea since joining from Sunderland in 2018.
In 17 appearances for Groningen, the former Sweden Under-21 international scored three goals.
The Dutch side had the option to sign Asoro on a permanent deal as part of the loan agreement but wanted to keep him for a further loan spell instead.
Mark-Jan Fledderus, technical director at Groningen, has said extending the player’s loan “was not an option at the moment”.
Asoro has struggled during his time in South Wales.
The young winger failed to score in any of his 17 Swans appearances in 2018-19 – just four of those were starts for the Championship outfit.
Graham Potter, Swans boss at the time, felt he had signed a star of the future when Asoro moved from the Stadium of Light for a deal worth around £2 million.
Asoro signed a four-year deal at the Liberty Stadium having scored three times in 33 games for Sunderland.
Football in England’s second, third and fourth-tiers are set to return from tomorrow.
Colchester United and Northampton Town host Exeter City and Cheltenham Town respectively in the League Two play-offs on Thursday.
The Championship returns on Saturday with a full round of fixtures across the weekend.
22 teams will compete on Saturday before Cardiff City take on Leeds United on Sunday.
Derby County‘s 3-0 home victory over Blackburn Rovers on March 8 was the last Championship fixture before coronavirus suspended football.
Swansea City are 11th in the standings, seven points adrift to the play-offs. The Swans will take on Middlesbrough at 12.30 on Saturday.