Swansea City have confirmed the signing of Jordi Amat from La Liga side Espanyol.
The centre-back was brought by the Welsh side for a reported fee of £2.5million.
Swansea have a penchant for unearthing gems from La Liga in bargain deals and their fans will be hoping that Amat will be the latest of that kind.
Last season, they had raided La Liga for Michu and the £2million signing is considered to be worth around £30million now.
Amat, 21, has been on the radar of Swans boss Michael Laudrup for some time and he rates the player highly.
The youngster made his first-team debut at the age of 17 and hasn’t looked back since.
The Espanyol defender had made more than 40 appearances for his side and had enjoyed a loan spell at Rayo Vallecano last season.
Amat has progressed through the Spanish youth ranks and was part of the successful Euro-U21 winning side in Israel. He is rated very highly in all quarters and with age on his side will be expected develop into a world class centre-back at the Liberty Stadium.
Laudrup is known for his shrewd acquisitions in the transfer market and Amat is expected to be a coup for the price quoted.
At a time when English youngsters are overhyped and overpriced, the signing of Amat at a relatively lesser fee points towards the unexploited talent pool abroad.
Swansea City are playing their cards neat by exploiting the La Liga market.
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