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Swansea City sign Arsenal’s Charles Sagoe Jr on loan

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Swansea City have signed Arsenal forward Charles Sagoe Jr on loan and Norwich City’s Przemyslaw Placheta.

Sagoe Jr, 19, joins fellow Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino at Swansea on a deal until the end of the season.

Poland international Placheta, 25, has also signed until the summer after cancelling his contract at Norwich.

Placheta made 61 Norwich appearances after joining the Canaries in 2020, scoring twice, and had an injury-hit loan spell at Birmingham last season.

Sagoe Jr made his debut for Arsenal’s first team in the Carabao Cup against Brentford in September 2023. Charles Sagoe Jr was part of the Fulham academy before switching to Arsenal.

“As a winger, I like to get on the ball a lot and help the team as much as I can,” Sagoe Jr said.

“I spoke to the manager and he told me that the philosophy is very possession-based, and the wingers are integral to how Swansea play.

“He wants them to be direct, get lots of crosses into the box, and create chances for the team. That’s really my game: creating chances and getting opportunities to score.

“I don’t mind which side I play. Wherever the manager plays me, I’ll just give it my all.

“I am comfortable off both feet, which is one of my strengths; I’m quite confident coming in on my weaker foot or having the option to go on my stronger foot. I think it’s something I have in my locker and I can produce it on the pitch.

Placheta helped Norwich win promotion to the Premier League in 2021 and has top-flight experience.

A left-sided midfielder who has played at left-back had played 19 times for Norwich this season – but made only six starts – and had not featured since a defeat at Millwall on 29 December.

His Carrow Road contract was due to expire at the end of the season.

Swansea had been short of left-sided options having sent Nathanael Ogbeta and Nathan Tjoe-A-On out on loan this month.

“I am a winger, I am quite fast and I like to dribble and play direct football,” Placheta said.

“I like to use my speed to put crosses into the box for players who can score. I will do my best to score goals and make assists to help the team win.

“I want to play as many games as I can and put in my best performance on the pitch. I am looking forward to the challenge.”

The arrivals of Sagoe Jr and Placheta mean Championship side Swansea have made three January signings after winger Ronald joined for an undisclosed fee earlier this week.

Swans head coach Luke Williams said last week he expected a “late flurry” of transfer activity before the transfer deadline on Thursday, 1 February.

Aberdeen midfielder Connor Barron, 21, is another player who was on Swansea’s radar as the deadline approached, but no deal was agreed with the Scottish club.

Barron could be a target once more come the summer, when his Aberdeen contract expires.

Swansea defender Kristian Pedersen, meanwhile, has joined Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the rest of the season.

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