La Liga’s Alejandro Pozuelo joins Swansea

Alejandro Pozuelo has signed for Michael Laudrup’s Swansea city as the Dane continues to strengthen his squad ahead of the forthcoming season.  The diminutive midfielder signs for an undisclosed fee from La Liga side Real Betis.

Pozuelo joins former Betis team-mate Jose Canas at The Liberty Stadium along with a strong Spanish contingent including Angel Rangel, Flores, Michu and Pablo Hernandez.

Pozuelo signs on a three year deal on the back of some impressive performances in La Liga.  The attacking midfielder will fit in well with Michael Laudrup’s style of play and the Spaniard was forthcoming in his praise for his new employers when speaking to the clubs official website today.

He said; “Since I’ve been a little boy it has been my dream to play in the Premier League. I am very happy to have joined Swansea City.”

“From the moment I heard of the interest from Swansea I have watched their games and followed the news at the club.  The style of the team suits me, and so too does the style of the manager. Of course, there are a lot of Spanish players here including my old Betis team-mate Jose Canas, and that will help me to settle quickly.”

“I am looking to improve my English immediately as I want to communicate better with my team-mates. On the pitch I just want to give everything I have to the club in order to help the team this season.”

Born in Seville, Pozuelo joined Betis as a youth player, working his way into firstly the Betis B team and graduating to the first team in the last two seasons.  He made 11 first team appearances last term and will link up with his new team-mate’s on Wednesday for a 10 day tour of Holland.

Also today, Swansea announced the signings of Gregor Zabret, a 17 year old Slovenian goalkeeper from NK Domzale; aswell as Alex Gogic, a 19 year old Cypriot who signs from Olympiakos on a free transfer.

Zabret was also enthusiastic about signing for Swansea, saying, “I’m very happy to be here. It is a great environment for me to develop and I’m looking forward to starting work. There are some great people at the club and I hope to get as much training with the first team as possible to help my development.”

Michael Laudrup might well have unearthed some more accomplished players whose names could become more familiar in the coming months.

Brian is a sports journalist with over 5 years experience of writing on all things soccer. Resides in Dublin, Ireland.