Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans has captured highly-rated Swansea City midfielder Adam King on loan until the end of the season.
The Stags’ manager has fought off interest from several League One clubs to sign the 22-year-old.
The Swans spotted King’s talents when he was a teenager with boyhood heroes Hearts and swooped to buy the versatile midfielder in 2014.
He has since enjoyed loan spells in League One, with Crewe Alexandra in 2015-16, scoring five goals in 26 appearances and Southend United the season after.
Upon his return to South Wales, King netted a hat-trick as Swansea beat Hertha Berlin 5-1 in the Premier League International Cup at the Liberty Stadium.
King was a key player during an outstanding season for Swansea U23s last term, as they sealed a league and cup double.
He has represented his native Scotland at U18, U19 and U21 levels.
"Adam is hungry and he wants to be here. I couldn't be any happier; he's turned down three or four League One clubs to come to us,” said Stags’ boss Steve Evans.
“We tried to get him at the start of the window. I spoke to him for about half-an-hour on the phone and I was buzzing half-an-hour later when he said ‘we’d love to come to you guys’.
“He’s intelligent, can support and get a goal. He’s a young man who has chosen Mansfield Town in his continued education in football.
“He’s another addition who we look forward to working with,” added the manager.
King will be available to play in the Stags game against Barnet on Saturday.
The transfer window closes on Wednesday, so still plenty of time for some more deals to be done...
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