Swansea release 18 players after disappointing Championship season including first team stars Smith, Hamer and Dhanda

SWANSEA CITY have confirmed 18 players will depart the club this summer after a mediocre 15th placed finish in the Championship.

Former Liverpool youth prospect Yan Dhanda is one of those who will leave upon the expiry of his contract.


After a below par campaign last time out, having been one game away from the Premier League 12 months ago, boss Russell Martin is set to oversee a significant squad restructure.

Dhanda departs after joining Swansea from the Reds in 2018, and made 63 appearances in total for the club.

Former Bristol City midfielder Korey Smith and ex-Leicester goalkeeper Ben Hamer will also be shown the exit door when their contracts expire.

Smith, 31, has been an important part of the first-team during his time in south Wales, making 77 appearances across two seasons.

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Hamer meanwhile played 23 times for the Swans after joining from Huddersfield in January 2021.

Swansea also confirmed on their retained list that keepers Jamie Searle, Nico Defreitas-Hansen and Josh Gould will depart.

And a whopping 12 players will leave the academy ranks.

Youngsters Scott Butler, Rio Campbell, Ben Erickson, Cameron Evans, Jaden Forrester, Jacob Jones, Dylan Morgan, Ryan Bassett, Joshua Edwards, Aaron Hillier, Dylan Perkins and Tyler Evans are all to be released.

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Elsewhere Fulham confirmed recently that they would be parting ways with 14 players this summer, including two of their biggest ever transfers.

Swansea's Championship rivals Sheffield United and West Brom have been similarly as brutal.

The Blades released nine players, including £10million signing Lys Mousset, while the Baggies confirmed 12 of their squad would depart.

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