Swansea swoop for PNE hitman
The 20-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the Liberty
Stadium and becomes the sixth signing of Michael Laudrup’s time in
charge following the acquisitions of Michu, Chico Flores, Jonathan
de Guzman, Itay Shechter and Kyle Bartley.
Swansea are awaiting international clearance for the move, and
Proctor will initially join the club’s Under-21 set-up, and is set
to feature in their season-opener on Monday.
He told the club website: “I’m delighted to join Swansea.
“The club has enjoyed a lot of success over the last few years
and their style of football has really caught the eye.”
He added: “I’m looking forward to being a part of things and
trying to impress the new manager enough to force my way into his
Proctor worked his way through the ranks at hometown club
Preston, with his impressive academy displays earning him a first
professional contract in January 2010.
He suffered a double hernia last season but was still able to
make 31 League One appearance for North End, scoring three
With Proctor starting his career in the new Under-21 league,
which replaces the old reserve set-up, chairman Huw Jenkins is
hopeful the emphasis on developing young talent will reap dividends
for Swansea and the player.
He said: “We see it as an important and vital part of the club’s
“Our aim is to establish a promising group of youngsters under
the Under-21 banner who can develop and progress into Michael
Laudrup’s first-team plans.
“It’s important to think about the present, but it’s even more
important to think about the future.”
Swansea are also closing in on a seventh summer signing with
Valencia’s Pablo Hernandez thought to be nearing a move to the
Liberty Stadium for a fee of around ?4million.
Bringing in the Spain international, with Scott Sinclair set to
head through the exit door, would be a major coup for the south