Nigerian youngster Joel Asoro has sealed a permanent exit from Swansea City after joinning Swedish Allsvenskan side Djurgardens IF.

The 21-year-old forward has struggled for regular opportunities at the Liberty Stadium and spent time on loan with Eredivisie outfit Groningen and Serie A side Genoa over the past two years.

Djurgardens IF confirmed the signing of Asoro via their club official website and social media handle.

The Nigerian youngster said: “It felt like the right decision to say yes. I have had many friends who played in Djurgården and always had a good view of Bosse Andersson who has known me since I was little.

“So it has felt like I have a connection to Djurgården and it has been with me that I will someday play here.
“I said that if I was to move back to Sweden, Djurgården is the association that is closest to my heart, so it became an obvious choice.”
He continued: “I want to be able to feel at home and play in a team that wants to build me up and where I for my part can be involved and build up the team.
“I did not get the playing time I was hoping for in Genoa and it has of course been hard.
“But I still have high ambitions with my football, so for me this was a very good plan to get home to Sweden and Djurgården to start again.”
Asoro started his career with FK Haninge before a spell at IF Brommapojkarna, Sunderland, Swansea City, FC Groningen Genoa (loan).
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