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Swindon Town complete move for Liverpool ace

Talented midfielder Jake Cain heads to County Ground on long-term deal...

16 January 2023

Swindon Town have completed the signing of Liverpool midfielder, Jake Cain, for an undisclosed fee, subject to EFL approval.

The 21-year-old pens a two-and-a-half year deal that will keep him at the County Ground until the summer of 2025, and becomes our second January capture following Charlie Austin’s return to SN1 earlier this month.

Born in Wigan, Cain signed his first professional contract with Liverpool back in September 2019, making his senior debut under Jurgen Klopp in February 2020 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury Town.

In September 2020, he scored his first senior goal, netting for The Reds in a 3-2 EFL Trophy defeat to Tranmere Rovers, scoring an impressive 30-yard free kick.

Although he was unable to force his way into the Liverpool first-team on the pitch, Jake was named on their bench 13 times in the Premier League and trained regularly with Klopp’s seniors.

The youngster is no stranger to League Two football either, spending last season at Newport County on loan, where he made 25 appearances for The Exiles.

Town Technical Director, Sandro Di Michele, said: “I’m incredibly excited about the signing of Jake.

“He’s been with Liverpool from a young age and spent a lot of time in and around their first-team, and also had a productive loan spell in League Two.

“He’s a really talented footballer who is well suited to our style. He possesses great vision and has an eye for a pass, and is another young prospect that will get Town fans excited as we continue our push for promotion this season.”

Upon signing his contract at the Count Ground, Jake said: “It’s a great feeling to be here and I’m really looking forward to getting involved, playing good football and winning games.

“This is a really promising team with a lot of talented young players who are hungry and ambitious, and I really want to be a part of that.

“I’ve come here for regular first-team football and to prove myself at this level, showing just how good I can be.”

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