Swansea City midfielder Ollie Cooper is set to complete a season long loan move to Newport County, as per a post on Twitter by Wales Online football writer Ian Mitchelmore.
The 21-year-old attacking midfield player has risen through the youth ranks at the Swansea.com Stadium and is now set to head out on a temporary basis in order to get some vital first team minutes under his belt.
Cooper has only featured on five occasions at senior level in South Wales and will surely be relishing the opportunity to help the Exiles make a tilt for promotion in Sky Bet League Two once again.
— Ian Mitchelmore (@IanMitchelmore) August 31, 2021
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The youngster is capable of playing as both a number 10 and as a right winger and can be utilised in various roles across midfield and up front when required.
Cooper has two years remaining on his current contract with the Swans and is seen as a good prospect for the future by the Championship outfit.
This is a smart move by Swansea as it means one of their brightest young prospects will get the game time that he has been craving since progressing through from the academy.
Newport is also right on their doorstep in Wales, which means the club’s scouts can keep a watchful eye over his progress with the Exiles moving forwards.
League Two is a tough league and it will present him with plenty of challenges that he wouldn’t usually face at youth level, which means it could be a tough learning curve to begin with.
However it must be noted that Cooper has already made his first team bow for the Swans and will surely be confident that he can make an impact in the fourth division once he completes his excepted move to Rodney Parade on deadline day.