FOOTBALL: ACADEMY graduate Cian Harries has left Coventry City to join Premier League side Swansea City for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old defender, who made his Coventry City debut at the end of the 2015/16 season, made 17 appearances for the Sky Blues since joining the club as a youngster.
He helped the Sky Blues to their first win at Wembley in 30 years when defeating Oxford in the Checkatrade Trophy Final in April.
Harries will initially join Swansea’s Under 23s squad.
Speaking to the Swansea website, Harries admitted it was a hard decision to leave Coventry.
He added: “I am really looking forward to getting going at Swansea.
“I have had a look round the training ground.
“It’s unreal – I am a little bit blown away by it.
“I don’t think there could be a better environment for me to develop in.”
Harries already seems to have one eye on a Premier League future.
He said: “My aim in the long term is to play in the Premier League.
“If I am lucky enough and good enough for the manager to trust me at some stage in the future, that would be a dream come true.
“But I am going into the development squad and that’s good. I feel it will give me a chance to work on the areas where I need to improve.”