Swansea City look to have completed something of a transfer coup, with the deadline day capture of highly rated French defender Darnel Situ from RC Lens.
The 19-year-old who spent time on trial with Newcastle United earlier this summer, has previously attracted interest from Barclays Premier League giants Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Situ signs a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium after completing a medical and agreeing terms over an initial £250,000 move from France, subject to clearance.
Brendan Rodgers made an enquiry as to Situ's availability a couple of weeks ago, and waited for negotiations to materialise. His patience looks to have paid off after confirmation that the player has joined the Swans came through late last night.
"I was told about Swansea's interest about 10 days ago and I've been researching the club ever since on the internet," explained Situ. "I'm really excited about joining Swansea and the Premier League. I watch the Premier League a lot on TV back home and I am a big fan.
"There was interest from the likes of Newcastle and Fulham, but Swansea were the ones who wanted me the most and I'm delighted to be here."
Situ has made quite an impression at youth international level, having captained France at U16 through to U19 levels. However, he only featured on a couple of occasions for Lens, who were duly relegated from Ligue 1 last season, leaving the talented youngster keen to prove himself in England.
"I have met the manager and I am looking forward to working with him and gaining from his experience," he continued. "My friends have all told me that Swansea is a friendly club who play the game the right way.
"I am excited to be here. I will work hard and do the best I can every day on the training field to be on the pitch on the weekends."
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