Crawley Town are delighted to confirm that Gwion Edwards has today joined the Reds on a two-year contract from Premier League Swansea City for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.
The 21-year-old Wales under-21 international passed a medical this morning before training with the squad. He will be at tonight’s pre-season friendly at Billingshurst although he was not signed in time to play in the fixture.
Gwion is no stranger to Reds’ fans having played six games on loan at the end of last season when he scored against Tranmere and Leyton Orient. He then got on the scoresheet for Wales u-21s against England at Swansea in May to complete a successful end to the season.
Gwion came through the youth ranks at Swansea after joining their under-15 team and although he never played in the first team he gained valuable experience training alongside their Premier League stars.
Last season he had 19 games in the Scottish Premier League for St. Johnstone prior to joining Reds.
Manager John Gregory said: “I’m delighted Gwion has joined us on a permanent basis. Other clubs were keen because he did well for us at the end of last season but he likes this club and although there aren’t too many of the lads left from last season he does, of course, know Joe Walsh really well.
“We all know what Gwion can give us but I think there is a lot more to come from him. He’s at a great age to develop his game and really move his career forward and I’m sure our supporters will be as pleased as I am that we have him now for the next two years.
“I would also like to thank everyone at Swansea City who have been extremely professional during the negotiations to bring Gwion here.”
Gwion said: “Obviously having been here before I know the set-up and the way the manager wants us to play. I really enjoyed my time last season and to score my first League goal during that loan spell was a highlight of my career so far.
“Hopefully there are a few more highlights to come. The manager has rebuilt the squad this summer but I think there is a lot of potential here and I’m looking forward to helping Crawley kick on in League One this season.”