Swansea sign Blair from Falkirk for undisclosed fee

Scott Anderson
Ryan Blair: Francesco Guidolin's first Swansea signing

Swansea have signed Scottish midfielder Ryan Blair from Falkirk for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

The 19-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Premier League side and will join up with Swansea’s under-21 squad.

Glasgow-born Blair made 10 appearances for Scottish Championship side Falkirk after breaking through to the first-team last season.

Blair becomes the first Swansea signing since Francesco Guidolin was appointed as head coach last week, and joins up with former Bairns boys Botti Biabi, Stephen Kingsley and Jay Fulton at the Liberty Stadium.

Speaking to Swansea’s official website, Blair said: “It feels great. I never thought I would get the opportunity to join a Premier League club.

“I want to kick on now and get myself some game time between now and the end of the season.

“I played with Stephen, Jay and and Botti at Falkirk. The three being here will help me settle quicker.”