Swansea manager Russell Martin reacts to signing Luke Cundle on loan from Wolves
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Swansea manager Russell Martin reacts to signing Luke Cundle on loan from Wolves

Swansea City manager Russell Martin is delighted to have landed Luke Cundle on loan from Wolves.

The youngster has moved to the Championship outfit in a bid to get regular game time this season.

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Cundle has been able to dip his toe in Premier League football, with Bruno Lage handing him four appearances in the competition in 2021/22.

He really impressed on his full debut against Tottenham Hotspur back in February.

He struggled for minutes following that game though as Wolves tried to mount a challenge to secure European football, which was ultimately unsuccessful.

Wolves officials have now decided to send him out on loan, and he’ll play for the club Morgan Gibbs-White went to at the start of the 2020/21 season.

And their manager Martin is really pleased to sign the talented 20-year-old.

He said (via Wales Online): “Luke is one we‘ve watched for a while. Speaking to a couple of people we know at Wolves, they all speak really highly of him.

“He had a great record in the U23s last season and made his debut for Wolves in the Premier League. He’s an excellent footballer.

“It’ll be his first experience of playing week-in week-out in the Championship so that’s never easy. I think he’ll bring us some creativity and confidence on the pitch. We’re looking forward to seeing what he can bring.”

A loan was always likely for Cundle after the club moved to sign Matheus Nunes from Sporting CP.

There is also some talk at the moment that Wolves could sign Boubacar Traore from FC Metz or Mohammed Kudus from Ajax.

A great move for Luke Cundle as midfielder joins Swansea City on loan

Cundle joining Swansea on a season-long loan is a good move for the youngster.

Gibbs-White impressed there before unfortunately getting injured and then recalled.

Gibbs-White would then go on to play for Sheffield United and absolutely excel. Matija Sarkic also did very well at Birmingham City. So the evidence is there that the Championship can really help to bring on Cundle’s development.

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The main thing is that Cundle gets a decent amount of game time.

He’s thrived playing at youth level and it is now about him getting used to senior football.

Hopefully, he’ll return to Molineux next year a far more mature player.