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Adam King completes £175,000 move from Hearts to Swansea City

Teenage midfielder leaves Tynecastle for the Liberty Stadium after agreeing terms.

Adam King, Swansea City, January 2014.
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Swansea have completed the signing of teenage Hearts midfielder Adam King.

The 18-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium having completed a medical on Monday after a fee, believed to be £175,000, was agreed.

The departure of the highly-rated playmaker, one of STV's Fourteen for '14 players to watch this year, could free up a squad place for Gary Locke to bring in a new player.

The Hearts manager said: "It is sad to see him go but it's obviously a fantastic opportunity for him."

King, a Scotland Under-19 international, told the official Swansea website: "It feels brilliant to be here. I've left a passionate club and I'm arriving at another passionate club.

"It's always going to be hard to leave the club that you love, your home and your family as well, but coming to Swansea, where they're building something special here, it's a very good club to be at.

"The way Swansea play football is brilliant and will suit me down to a tee. I like to get the ball down and play, not force passes, and get around the pitch.

"For me, being a central midfielder, I admire the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Leon Britton here, and I believe I can learn a lot from them.

"I'm excited and I'm looking forward to my time here."

King took part in his first training session with the Swans' Under-21 squad on Tuesday morning.

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