Swansea City Confirm Sale of Joel Asoro

Asoro sale

A failure to make a mark in south Wales has seen Swansea City confirm the sale of Joel Asoro. The club confirmed he had joined Swedish side Djurgardens IF on its official website on Monday.

Asoro’s Swans swansong comes after the 21-year-old failed to make an impact on his latest loan spell with Genoa. He didn’t make a single appearance in Italy, and returned to the UK early.

He only made the matchday squad once in his four months with Genoa. Asoro was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw with Hellas Verona in October.

Swansea Confirm Sale of Asoro

Asoro Sold, Not Fancied by Cooper

Before it was even confirmed that Asoro’s Italy loan would end prematurely, Swansea manager Steve Cooper had asserted that the 21-year-old would not be in his plans.

The player’s one Swansea appearance this season came before the loan. He played 18 uneventful minutes in the 2-0 EFL Cup loss to fellow Welsh side Newport County. After returning, he wasn’t in the matchday squad for any of the Swans’ seven matches in the Championship or FA Cup.

Signed by Cooper’s predecessor Graham Potter, Asoro has failed to live up to the potential he displayed as a teenager. Now he must rebuild his career back in his homeland.

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Signed from Sunderland for £2 million, Asoro was tipped to be a star of the future. The Black Cats had just been relegated to League One after two disastrous seasons, but the teenager had been a rare shining light in that side.

After a decent start with Swansea, his playing time became more and more limited. Virtually no football this season has come in the wake of an uninspiring spell in the Netherlands with FC Groningen.

So after failing to make an impact in the Championship, in Italy and in the Netherlands, the Allsvenskan has become his latest stage. The Swede will hope home comforts will inspire a dramatic turnaround in his fortunes.

But now that he has been banished into the wilderness, it’s going to be a whole lot more difficult for him to return.

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