Swansea City sign Tyler Reid from Manchester United

The Swans have bolstered their youth set-up with yet another signing.

Swansea City sign Tyler Reid from Manchester United
The 18-year-old poses with his new club colours. (Photo: Swansea City AFC)

After the signing of George Byers late on Monday night, Swansea City confirmed the arrival of another youngster to bolster their Development Team on Tuesday morning - Tyler Reid arriving from Manchester United.

Reid, who cost the Swans an undisclosed fee, signs a three-year deal in South Wales, saying that he is "really looking forward to a fresh challenge" with his new club.

Just 18-years-old, Reid initially came through Arsenal's youth ranks before transferring to Old Trafford four years ago. He spent the past season with the Red Devils' under-18s, but impressed enough to feature on a handful occasions for the under-21s - both in domestic and European competitions.

Now, the right-back will make the full leap into Swansea's under-21s, hoping to offer plenty "both in attack and defence.

I see myself as a quick, strong and powerful player who likes to get forward," he told the club's official website.

Tyler Reid (left) celebrates after finding the back of the net for Manchester United's under-18s. (Photo: Matthew Ashton - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)
Tyler Reid (left) celebrates after finding the back of the net for Manchester United's under-18s. (Photo: Matthew Ashton - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

Familiar faces

Reid should have few problems settling in at the Liberty Stadium as he is more than familiar with a number of players in the youth set-up at Swansea.

Striker Oliver McBurnie, who joined the club last summer from Bradford City, spent time on loan with Manchester United and time in the same team as Reid, while both Josh Vickers and Kenji Gorre have played with the defender before at Arsenal and the Red Devils respectively.

"It helps me to come here already knowing someone you have played with before," said Reid.

With him having moved about plenty despite his young age, growing up in London before moving to Manchester due to a switch of club, this is sure to help the 18-year-old settle in to his new surroundings.

On the pitch, he believes he will have no real problems fitting in though: “Swansea play good attractive football and I think that suits my style of play.”