Bristol Rovers have signed Cian Harries from Championship outfit Swansea City for an undisclosed fee according to the club’s official website.
Swansea’s official website site claims it was a free transfer with a sell-on clause, but they do agree the defender has signed permanently, with Rovers stating he’s signed a two and a half year deal at the Memorial Stadium.
The twenty-two-year-old began his career at Aston Villa before joining the academy at Coventry City aged fourteen. He signed his first professional contract with the Sky Blues in 2015, making his league debut at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
He failed to become a first-team regular but still impressed enough to earn a move to Swansea City for an undisclosed fee in 2017.
He made six outings for Swansea, including two in the Championship.
Harries spent the first half of the season on loan in the Dutch top flight with Fortuna Sittard, making eight appearances.
Rovers fans were generally positive about their latest addition when they took too social media. Most saw the potential in the player and welcomed him to the club. Many fans were also impressed with the young defender’s recent experience in Holland.
However, with speculation hotting up that their main man, Jonson Clarke-Harris looks set to leave the club, some expressed disappointment the club has yet to sign a striker.
Here is a selection of their responses to the signing on Twitter.
Very good signing at this level, just not a position I felt needed strengthening… can he also play up front? ?
— George Uppington (@uppy89) January 31, 2020
Played in the eredivisie first half of the season. Tidy signing for a free too
— Daniel Sheppard (@DanielShepps) January 31, 2020
@maggers_1_993 good long term signing, Craig 35 in a couple of months ??
— Mitch Allward (@Mitch_Allward) January 31, 2020
Very happy with that UTG
— Sam (@BRFCSamuel) January 31, 2020
Signed from Swansea & Welsh u21 international Cian must be well tidy isn’t it??
— Alveston Gas (@SimonDGould) January 31, 2020
Pretty Great Signing! Welcome To Our Club Cian! ??⚪ #UTG
— ⭐StarBoy67 ヤコブ⭐ (@StarBoy5567) January 31, 2020
At least it’s a permanent
— Haydn Williams (@HaydnWi45980631) January 31, 2020
eredivisie experience, could be solid
— Sam Ruddick (@SamRuddick4) January 31, 2020
Good Promising CB you’ve got here?
— JakMorgan® (@jak_edan) January 31, 2020
Beautiful left foot and likes a challenge. Little bit on the slow side which means league 1 might be his level.
— Matthew Vaughan (@MatthewVaughan0) January 31, 2020
He was very unlucky he was always compared to Rodon and Cabango who tbf are top centre half’s and premier league players in waiting.
— Gavin Lewis (@Gavin_Lewis77) January 31, 2020