Sam Surridge: Bournemouth striker joins Swansea City on loan

Striker Sam Surridge played part of last season on loan at Oldham Athletic
Striker Sam Surridge played part of last season on loan at Oldham Athletic

Swansea City have signed Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge on a season-long loan.

The 6ft 3in frontman completed a medical at the Championship club on Tuesday.

Surridge becomes the third attacking player to join Swansea inside a week after Kristoffer Peterson and Aldo Kalulu.

"I want to play regular football and score goals, that is what I have come here to do," Surridge said.

"It will help me and it will help Swansea and if I am scoring goals everyone will be happy.

"I've been on a few loan spells now and I think it is the best thing for me at the moment, to try and carry the momentum on from what was a big year for me. I want to carry it on.

"So, this is a massive season for me and that's why I wanted to come here and show what I can do."

The 21-year-old has made two appearances in the Premier League for the Cherries.

He spent the first half of last season on loan at League Two club Oldham Athletic, where he scored 12 goals in 20 games.

Surridge spent the previous season on loan in the fourth tier with Yeovil, where he netted 10 times in 53 appearances, 30 of which were starts.

Born in Slough, Surridge joined Bournemouth aged 14 and has featured heavily in their pre-season campaign.

Swansea manager Steve Cooper has been looking to strengthen his forward line, having seen Dan James and Oli McBurnie leave the Liberty Stadium this summer.

Sweden forward Peterson made his debut in Swansea's opening-day win over Hull City, while French frontman Kalulu completed a loan move from Swiss side Basel on Monday.

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