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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.

Montero set for medical with Swansea

ESPN are reporting that Swansea City target Jefferson Montero is due to arrive in the UK tomorrow ahead of a possible medical with the club.

Montero caught the eye during this month's World Cup. Credit: Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport

The Ecuadorian winger who currently plays for Morelia is expected to follow his compatriot Enner Valencia in joining the Premier League with Valencia joining London club West Ham United.

His performances at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil caught the attention of many and it seems the Swans are favourites to land the winger who has scored ten goals in 63 appearances for his current club. He has also played for Villareal, Levante and Betis.

He has been a full Ecuador International since 2007, scoring eight goals in 43 appearances.

Montero is expected to complete his transfer to South Wales tomorrow or Thursday and will join his new teammates who are currently on tour in the US.


Swansea and Cardiff face tricky opening fixtures

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to guide Cardiff to an immediate return to the Premier League Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Swansea and Cardiff begin the new season with tricky opening day away fixtures to Man United and Blackburn Rovers respectively.

Garry Monk begins his first full season as official Head Coach of the Swans by taking on the side he knocked out of the FA Cup last year - although United will be looking for a more positive start under the guidance of Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal.

Cardiff start life back in the Championship against a Blackburn Rovers side who narrowly missed out on the play offs. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping new signings will help the Bluebirds to an immediate return to the top flight.

Newport meanwhile will start their second season in League football with a home tie against Wycombe.


Swansea City settle with Michael Laudrup

Swansea City have announced a settlement with former manager Michael Laudrup.

Laudrup was dismissed from the club in February.

At the time, Laudrup said he was 'deeply disappointed' to leave the club Credit: PA

In a short statement, Swansea City said: " The club would like to thank Michael for his work over the 18-month period where he guided the club to ninth place in the Barclays Premier League and the Capital One Cup trophy. "

"Everyone at Swansea City Football Club would like to wish Michael all the best for the future. Both parties will not be issuing any further comments on this matter. "

New permanent manager Monk ready for challenge

Garry Monk takes charge of Swansea's first game since he became permanent manager Credit: PA

Garry Monk will take charge of Swansea for the first time this weekend as their new permanent manager, claiming: "It doesn't faze me at all."

Former Swans captain Monk's three-year deal sees him succeed revered bosses like Roberto Martinez, Brendan Rodgers and Michael Laudrup at the Liberty Stadium.

He performed a head-coaching role for three months after Laudrup departed the club earlier this season before Swansea decided he was the man to take them forward on a long-term basis.

"I feel very honoured," Monk told reporters.

"It is something I have always dreamed about doing. I didn't expect it to come this soon, and it is an opportunity I intend to take.

"I've lived in this city for 10 years. I have always tried my hardest for the club, so it never felt like a trial.

"You are there to be judged. I expect that. It doesn't faze me at all. I have a plan in my own head of what I want to do and how to go about it.

"I want to take the club forward. I have been part of the 10-year journey with this club, and now it is about improving on that, which is what I will be looking to do."

Swansea are set to be without injured pair Michu and Angel Rangel for their Premier League finale at Sunderland today.

But defender Chico Flores, who has been absent through suspension and then injury in recent games, could return.

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