Swindon Town are delighted to announce the signing of former Manchester United and Tottenham defender Zeki Fryers.
The 26-year-old left-back signs on a two-year deal following the end of his contract with recently-promoted Barnsley.
Fryers started his career with United and represented England from under-16 to under-19 level. The left-back made his Red Devils debut in 2011 alongside former-Swindon loanee Michael Carrick at the heart of the defence in a 3-0 League Cup win over Leeds United.
He made his Champions League bow as the later that season coming on for Jonny Evans during a 2-0 win over Otelul Galati before appearing in the league for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side for Wolves.
At the end of the 2011/12 campaign Fryers left Manchester for Belgium and Standard Liege but after the sacking of Ron Jans the versatile defender made his way back to England, and Tottenham Hotspur.
After a year at Tottenham, and 16 first-team appearances under Mauricio Pochettino, Fryers moved south of the river to Crystal Palace for a fee of £5million.
After two loan spells at Rotherham United and Ipswich in the Championship, Fryers joined Barnsley as a free agent in July 2017 and after experiencing relegation for the first time in his career – from the Championship – he aided the Tykes in their automatic promotion back to the second tier at the first time of asking.
Upon joining, Fryers said:
“I'm really happy. I can't wait to get started. Everything the Gaffer has said to me I believe in - I met him last week and we have the same vision."
Swindon boss, Richie Wellens said:
“It's a potentially fantastic signing - if you look at his career he's had some huge clubs. That shows the talent he's got. This is a good chance for him to play week-in-week-out and get some real consistency in his game."