Swansea City have further reinforced their ranks with the acquisition of Steven Caulker from Tottenham on a season-long loan.
The 19-year-old defender had spent the majority of the last campaign on loan with Bristol City, making 29 appearances for the Robins during an impressive spell in the south-west.
Keith Millen had been interested in bringing Caulker back to Ashton Gate, but was fighting a losing battle once Swansea entered the running for the teenager.
And, having also reportedly beaten Norwich to the signature of Caulker, Swans chairman Huw Jenkins was naturally delighted at the deal.
"The deal has been very close for the last couple of weeks. I met (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy at a Premier League meeting in Darlington and spoke at length about Steven," he told the official Swansea website.
"We feel his general size and ability are perfect qualities to add to our team.
"Steven is a young, upcoming player that is a big talent, and he is looking forward to being part out our squad in the Premier League.
"It is an exciting signing for us. There was other interest in him prior to this deal being agreed, but Tottenham felt it was perfect for Steven to continue his deal here."
Caulker becomes the Swans' second signing of the summer, following Danny Graham to the Liberty Stadium, as Brendan Rodgers builds a side capable of staying in the Barclays Premier League.
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