Swans close on German stopper

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Swansea City are poised to complete the signing of German goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

The 32-year-old impressed at the Liberty Stadium during a trial in friendlies against Celtic and Real Betis, and the former Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich stopper is now set to join the Welsh outfit.

"Gerhard has had his medical. He has gone through a lengthy trial period and will be a terrific support 'keeper," said Rodgers.

Michael Vorm has made the number one jersey his own with the Swans following Dorus de Vries' shock departure to Wolverhampton Wanderers' earlier this summer.

The former FC Utrecht star has proven to be a fine bit of business for Rodgers after moving to the Barclays Premier League side for £1.5 million, and has beaten Portuguese stopper Jose Moreira to the No.1 spot with the club.


Tremmel is set to provide further competition within the Swansea ranks when the former Red Bull Salzburg stopper completes his move, and Rodgers believes that can only benefit their challenge for survival after last season's promotion.

"We have our number one 'keeper in Michel Vorm, who has proved to be fantastic signing, and we will have two back-up 'keepers, hopefully Gerhard and Jose Moreira," he concluded.

"Hopefully we can get a deal for Gerhard tied up in the next day or so."

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