Donnelly thrilled with Swansea move

Former Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly is thrilled with his move to Swansea City.

Former Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly is thrilled with his move to Swansea City.

The 19-year-old's move will be officially completed once the necessary paperwork is processed when the transfer window opens on January 1, and he is set to join up with his new team-mates next week.

The teenager said: "Everything has happened so quickly that I still can't quite believe it. It's a dream come true.

"I was really impressed with what the manager had to say when I met him. He couldn't have done anything more to impress me.

"I believe I am signing for a brilliant manager who is prepared to give youth a chance. I also met the likes of Scott Sinclair and Joe Allen when I was over here last week and it only reinforced the belief that Swansea is the right club for me.

"I know there was serious interest from Everton and Liverpool, but I love the way Swansea play the game and I think it will suit me.

"The manager has told me there is no pressure on me because I am only 19. In time there will be pressure, but not right now.

"He has shown a lot of faith in me and, hopefully, in time I can repay him with plenty of goals."

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