Hatters snap up Swansea City youngster

Luton Town have completed the loan signing of Jernade Meade from Premier League Swansea City, subject to international clearance.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 28th January 2014, 1:43 pm

The 21-year-old former Arsenal man, who was born in Luton and went to Barnfield Academy, has agreed a deal at Kenilworth Road until the end of the season.

Meade, who can play left wing and left back, joined Arsenal as an 11-year-old and made his debut for the Gunners as a substitute in their 7-5 League Cup victory over Reading last season.

He was then given his full debut by Arsene Wenger in the Champions League at Olympiacos, as the Gunners went down 2-1, with Meade replaced by Martin Angha on 83 minutes.

After his contract at the Emirates Stadium expired in the summer, he moved to Wales and has been a regular for the Swans’ U21 squad.

Boss John Still told the club’s official website: “He’s from Luton and that’s been a big pull.

“It’s an area he knows well and I think it will give him the chance to reproduce his best form.

“Sometimes in life you get the perfect fit, and I think that’s the case for Jernade and for us.”

Meanwhile, Meade added: “It’s great to be back at Luton. The team are doing very well and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

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