Conor Hourihane: Swansea City complete loan deal for Aston Villa midfielder

Conor Hourihane scored for Aston Villa against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Boxing Day, 2018
Conor Hourihane scored for Aston Villa against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Boxing Day, 2018

Swansea City have completed the loan signing of Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane.

The Republic of Ireland international has joined the Championship club on a deal until the end of the season.

Hourihane has scored 29 goals in 150 appearances for Villa since joining from Barnsley in January 2017.

The loan move has been completed ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round home tie with Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

Dean Smith confirmed on Tuesday the 29-year-old was eager for more game-time having struggled to hold down a regular place at Villa this season.

"He's been to see me a few times and intimated to me that he wants to go out and play games, which is one of the reasons why I love Conor so much," said Villa manager Smith. .

Hourihane is set to be joined at the Liberty by US international striker Jordan Morris, who is close to securing his loan move from Seattle Sounders.

Swansea head coach Steve Cooper has been keen to add to his attacking options having seen loan signings Morgan Gibbs-White, Kasey Palmer and Viktor Gyokeres recalled by their parent clubs in the last month.

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