Young Swedish striker Joel Asoro has once again been shipped out on loan by Swansea City this term, with the 21-year-old forward this time pitching up with Genoa in Italy as he seeks to make a lasting impression on Swans boss Steve Cooper this time around.
It has been a somewhat tough introduction to life at the Welsh club for the former Sunderland youngster, with Asoro having only played a part in 18 games for last season’s Championship play-off semi-finalists.
Given how largely uninspiring his previous loan spell was with FC Groningen of the Eredivisie last term was, it is perhaps unsurprising to see Asoro on the move once again.
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Genoa represents a good platform for the young attacker to really kick on after a frustrating few years, with Italy’s Serie A being one of the finest leagues in the whole of Europe – thus providing both strong competition and endless opportunities for the Swede to make a name for himself after so much early hope and expectation during his formative years at Sunderland.
Asoro is yet to have made an appearance for the Italian club and will no doubt be chomping at the bit to make a strong impression on his new employers, who are said to have an obligation to buy the forward as part of the deal that was struck with the Swans.
This fact therefore makes it appear unlikely that we could see Asoro in a Swansea shirt again if he does indeed hit the heights during his time on the continen,t in what is a key stage of this young player’s path in the professional game after years of false starts.