Swansea winger Joel Asoro will spend the season on loan with Serie A side Genoa ahead of a potential permanent switch. The 21-year-old moved to south Wales from Sunderland in 2018 but has failed to make a serious impact at the Liberty Stadium. Asoro has made 18 appearances for Swansea and spent last season on loan with Dutch side Groningen.
The Technical team of the Black Stars has taken the decision to maintain Andre Dede Ayew as the captain of the team, a statement from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed. The Swansea City forward was handed the captain's armband of the Ghana senior national team by former head coach James Kwesi Appiah prior to the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Morgan Gibbs-White scored his first league goal as Swansea started the season with a battling 1-0 away win over Preston. Gibbs-White's 53rd-minute strike did the damage as the Swans clinched a welcome victory on the opening day of the new campaign. Championship table | Fixtures | On Sky Winger Tom Barkhuizen had a good early chance for the home side, but his effort was blocked after Brad Potts' initial shot had been deflected.
|Promotion (League Winners): Queens Park Rangers|
|Promotion (League Position): Reading|
|Promotion (Play Off): Bournemouth, Bristol City, Birmingham City, Luton Town|
|Relegation (League Position): Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday|