Yan Dhanda becomes second new recruit at Ross County as manager Malky Mackay continues adding to his squad in Dingwall
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Ross County have confirmed the signing of English winger Yan Dhanda on a two-year deal after the 23-year-old's contract at Swansea City expired.
The Staggies say they won the race to sign Dhanda amid interest from a range of clubs across England and beyond.
A former Under-16 and Under-17 international for England, he made his senior debut in Wales after spending time in the youth academies of West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool.
He featured regularly after signing for Swansea in 2018, but after multiple changes of managers fell out of favour under former Scotland international Russell Martin.
Dhanda only made seven senior appearances for the Swans last season, and only two after August – both in cup competition as he came off the bench against English Premier League outfits Brighton and Southampton.
County boss Malky Mackay, though, feels Dhanda's best years are ahead of him, saying: “We are absolutely thrilled to bring Yan to Dingwall. Yan is a player that our recruitment department have targeted for a period of time.
"Over the past few months I have had some really positive dialogue with both Yan and his advisors, and we are delighted to now have him joining us.
“Yan’s talent will certainly complement our group, and we also feel he is a great fit for what we are trying to build here and the culture we have created.
"When you look at the journey Yan has had to date, we are getting a player of real quality that has worked with some of the best and this is a new exciting chapter for Yan and Ross County.”