George Byers has joined Sheffield Wednesday on a permanent deal from Swansea City.
The midfielder has been at Swansea since leaving Watford in 2016 but was unable to nail down a regular starting spot in the team.
An exit had been in the pipeline for some time, although the Swans were keen to appoint a new boss prior to concluding any further transfer business.
And following the announcement of Russell Martin as head coach, Byers has completed a move to Hillsborough ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
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He has signed a two-year deal with the League One outfit and leaves Swansea having scored eight times in his 65 appearances for the club.
The 25-year-old was in the final year of his contract at the Liberty Stadium and has left for an undisclosed fee.
The move has divided opinion in south Wales, with former Swan Andy Robinson among those to have his say on the transfer.
Speaking about Byers on Twitter, Robinson wrote: “Would keep him 100%. Got so much to offer.”
It leaves Swansea thin on numbers in the centre of the park, particularly given the expected departure of Matt Grimes.
The captain has been monitored by a number of clubs, with Fulham and Watford among those to show an interest in the 26-year-old.
The Swans insist they are yet to receive a formal bid for their skipper, although progress on a deal is now expected to hasten.
Liam Walsh secured a permanent switch to the Liberty Stadium earlier this summer while Korey Smith and Jay Fulton remain at the club.
But the Swans are eager to further add to their midfield options in the coming weeks.
Boss Martin has already admitted he hopes to strengthen his squad soon.
“There have been numerous conversations and we hope over the next week or so there will be some people in,” he said. You can read his comments in full here.
The summer transfer window closes at 11pm on Tuesday, August 31.