Kyle Bartley has been at the Liberty since 2012 after he arrived for £1 million from Arsenal. But, it is not until this coming season that the centre back is expected to make his breakthrough into the Swans first team.
Bartley spent the following season playing for the club’s under-21 side as he adjusted to his new surroundings, before the club made the decision to loan him out to Birmingham, in the SkyBet Championship for the 2013-14 season. However, he played just 19 games as he was recalled by his parent club soon after.
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Kyle Bartley has been at the Swans for three years, but is yet to establish himself in the starting XI. Want to learn more about the centre back?
Kyle Bartley may have made just seven appearances for the club last season, but he impressed in those outings. In his defensive duties, he won 63% of his aerial duels; the second highest of any player at the club, only behind goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. He made an average of seven defensive actions per game and was relatively disciplined in his outings, picking up just two yellow cards. As the Swans are known for starting their attacks from the back, pass accuracy is important and Bartley impressed with a pass accuracy of 86%, which bodes well for him next season.