Swansea City’s Kristoffer Peterson has joined FC Utrecht on-loan for the remainder of the season.
The 25-year-old joined Swansea in the summer, linking up with Steve Cooper who he’d previously worked under in the Liverpool youth academy.
Signing from Heracles, he’d scored 12 goals in 33 Eredivisie performances last season, and was expected to hit the ground running in South Wales.
But having made seven Championship appearances, playing in just one of Swansea’s last nine, Cooper has decided to loan Peterson to a former club of his in Utrecht until the end of the season.
It’s been a difficult start to life in Wales – Peterson has been left out of the squad for the likes of Barrie McKay and George Byers to come in, and has recently seen Conor Gallagher join the club as well, further limiting his first-team opportunities.
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Plenty of Swansea fans are disappointed to see him leave on-loan, and here’s some of the best reactions from Twitter:
Such a great start to the window.. Hopefully it doesn’t just go down hill from here now🤨🤨
— H (@Harzz98) January 20, 2020
Odd, could of been such a dangerous player if given game time.
— dave🌝 (@GucciGovea) January 20, 2020
I'm disappointed with this loan out, he had so much potential but Cooper refused to play he enough to find out.
What a waste of a very good player.
— 🏴 Rob The Jack (@SwanseaCity_fc) January 20, 2020
Oooof. Can't help but feel that's a little harsh
— D(Malfunction)nnyJ (@D8nnyJ) January 20, 2020
Yet barrie mckay is still contracted to swansea city football club sigh
— Jesus 🏴 (@ScfcJesus) January 20, 2020
All the best, unfairly treated. Hopefully come back next season and tear it up. Shown glimpses of a real good player on our hands.
— Jordan (@JordanWebber96) January 20, 2020
Not sure why he’s left. McKay, John and offers should have gone before him. A talented player who never really got a chance, a real shame. Best of luck Kristoffer.
— Rhys 🦢 (@SCFC_Rhys) January 20, 2020