Ex-Swansea youngster makes Cyprus move

General view of boots and a football before the match

Cypriot First Division side Karmiotissa FC snap up free agent James Demetriou.

Liberty Stadium

Former Swansea City youngster James Demetriou has joined Cypriot First Division side Karmiotissa FC on a free transfer.

Demetriou was a free agent after his contract at Premier League club Swansea expired earlier this summer.

The 21-year-old joined Swansea in the summer of 2014 after the Welsh club snapped him from Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Demetriou, who signed a two-year deal at Swansea upon his arrival at the club, was a regular for their under-21s, but he failed to feature for the first-team at the Liberty Stadium.

Demetriou was highly regarded within the corridors of power at the Liberty Stadium, but he was just unable to break into the first-team under Garry Monk or Francesco Guidolin.

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin before the game

The forward had a spell out on loan at non-league Wealdstone at the back end of last season and Demetriou scored one goal in three starts for the club and ten appearances in total during the loan stint.

A number of clubs showed an interest in signing Demetriou this summer, but the Australian-born Cyprus under-21 international opted to take up the offer from Karmiotissa FC to try to boost his international aspirations.

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