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Sigurdsson becomes latest Swansea signing

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed with the Swans on a four year deal Credit: PA

Gylfi Sigurdsson has become the latest signing for Swansea City.

The Icelandic international will join Garry Monk's squad on a four-year deal, following his switch from Tottenham Hotspur.

He joins Bafetimbi Gomis, Marvin Emnes, Lukasz Fabianksi and Stephen Kingsley as new signings for the club.

Meanwhile goalkeeper Michel Vorm and left-back Ben Davies will leave the Swans to join the squad at White Hart Lane.

Davies earned a professional contract with Swansea in 2011, and has impressed in the first team, winning the club's Young Player of the Year award for the past two seasons.

Tottenham had to fight off competition from Liverpool to land the young full-back, who has also earned 10 caps for Wales.

Davies' arrival brings into question the future of Danny Rose, who said at the start of last season he would not be happy sitting on the bench at White Hart Lane.

Gareth Bale: 'Spanish League is most exciting'

Gareth Bale at press conference
The 25-year-old from Cardiff is the world's most expensive player Credit: PA

Welsh footballer Gareth Bale says the Premier League has lost its tag as the 'best in the world.'

The Premier League has always prided itself on supposedly being the most exciting championship in world football, but for Bale the Primera Division is the best around.

"The Spanish League is the most exciting. The world's top players play there. Barcelona or Real Madrid are always there near the Champions League final or winning it."

"The Premier League is a great league, but we are attracting the best players to La Liga. It is great to be involved in it."

– Gareth Bale

The 25-year-old spent six years at Tottenham, before moving to Real Madrid last summer for a world-record fee of £85.3 million.

The European champions wasted little time signing James Rodriguez for £63 million this summer, following his stunning performances at the World Cup.

But, his signing means Bale now has to work even harder to retain his first-team place, despite being the most expensive player of all time.

"James is a great signing, he has shown what quality he has in the World Cup and hopefully he can produce for Real Madrid what he did for Colombia."

"It's for the manager to decide what system we play and who plays. You need to perform well to keep your place. Everyone knows that."

– Gareth Bale

Almost a year has passed since Bale signed a six-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.

After a summer of rest, he's been working hard this week in LA, where Real are basing themselves for the International Champions Cup - a pre-season tournament which includes some of the best teams in Europe.

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Ashley Williams signs new four-year Swansea contract

Swansea City and Wales captain Ashley Williams has signed a new four-year deal with the Swans, ending speculation over his future.

"I’ve enjoyed fantastic success at this club and I want to keep helping Swansea City progress" said Williams.

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Welsh side's tweet mocking Man Utd goes viral

A tweet from Aberystwyth Town poking fun at former European champions Manchester United for missing out on this year's competition has gone viral.

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Difference between these two grounds? One will host European football this season..one won't. #ATFC http://t.co/37aavC5c5s

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It's been retweeted almost 6,000 times in three days and favourited by almost 2,000 other users.

Aberystwyth will travel to Ireland on 3rd July to face Derry City in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. They qualified for the tournament by finishing runners-up in the Welsh Cup, while Manchester United missed out after finishing seventh in the Premier League.

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