Ryan Sweeney: Stoke City sign AFC Wimbledon defender

AFC Wimbledon defender Ryan Sweeney
Ryan Sweeney made his debut as a 17-year-old for AFC Wimbledon in April 2015

Stoke City have completed their third summer transfer deal by signing teenage defender Ryan Sweeney from promoted League One side AFC Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old Kingston-upon-Thames-born Republic of Ireland Under-18 international has signed for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of £250,000.

Having passed his medical, Sweeney has signed a three-year deal.

Sweeney made his Dons debut nine days before his 18th birthday in April 2015.

Since then he has taken his number of first-team appearances to 13 for his home-town club - Wimbledon play their home games in Kingston.

Sweeney signed an undisclosed-length new contract with Wimbledon in March after first being linked with Premier League clubs Tottenham and West Ham.

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