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Swansea strengthen with Álvaro Vázquez loan

Swansea City AFC manager Michael Laudrup said Álvaro Vázquez "has the characteristics we have been looking for" after signing the striker on loan from Getafe CF.

Álvaro Vázquez celebrates Spain's Under-21 triumph in Israel this summer
Álvaro Vázquez celebrates Spain's Under-21 triumph in Israel this summer ©Getty Images

Swansea City AFC have completed the signing of Spanish Under-21 international striker Álvaro Vázquez on a season-long loan deal, with the view to a permanent transfer.

The 22-year-old joins Swansea from Getafe CF, where he spent a solitary season scoring four goals in 29 league appearances. He was also a member of the Spain squad that prevailed at this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel, playing once.

"He is a little different to the strikers we have and has the characteristics we have been looking for," said Swans manager Michael Laudrup. "Vázquez is a young player I know from his time at Espanyol and now Getafe." Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins, added: "He is a young player with plenty of potential. He has already done well out in Spain and looks like the right signing for us at this stage."

Swansea will face FC Kuban Krasnodar, Valencia CF and FC St Gallen in UEFA Europa League Group A. They begin with a trip to Mestalla on Thursday 19 September.

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