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Premier League club midfielder joins Stags

Posted onPosted on 29th Jan
Premier League club midfielder joins Stags

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans has captured highly-rated Swansea City midfielder Adam King on loan until the end of the season.

The Stags’ manager fought off interest from several League One clubs to sign the 22-year-old.

The Swans spotted King’s talents when he was a teenager with his boyhood heroes Hearts and bought the versatile midfielder in 2014.

He has since had loan spells in League One, with Crewe Alexandra in 2015-16, scoring five goals in 26 appearances, and Southend United the following season.

Upon his return to South Wales, King netted a hat-trick as Swansea beat Hertha Berlin 5-1 in the Premier League International Cup at the Liberty Stadium.

King was a key player during an outstanding season for Swansea U23s last term, as they sealed a league and cup double.

He has represented his native Scotland at U18, U19 and U21 levels.

“Adam is hungry and he wants to be here. I couldn’t be any happier; he’s turned down three or four League One clubs to come to us,” said Stags’ boss Steve Evans.

“We tried to get him at the start of the window. I spoke to him for about half-an-hour on the phone and I was buzzing half-an-hour later when he said ‘we’d love to come to you guys’.

“He’s intelligent, can support and get a goal. He’s a young man who has chosen Mansfield Town in his continued education in football.

“He’s another addition who we look forward to working with,” added the manager.