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Portugese striker Eder signed by Swansea

Swansea City have signed Portugese striker Eder for an undisclosed fee.

Eder is joining Swansea City for an undisclosed fee Credit: Action Images / Henry Browne

The 27-year-old has agreed a three-year deal with the club from Portugese side Braga. Eder - whose full name is Ederzito Antonio Macedo Lopes - scored 10 goals for his home side last year, helping them finish fourth in the Primeira Liga. He scored his first international goal in a 1-0 win over Italy last week.

His arrival will boost Garry Monk’s attacking options which already includes Bafe Gomis and summer signing Andre Ayew. He is the fourth player to be signed ahead of next season.


Chairman: 'Garry Monk represents Swans' values'

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says the club is 'delighted' to appoint Garry Monk as first-team manager on a three-year-contract.

Monk took over as head coach following the dismissal of manager Michael Laudrup on February 4.

Garry represents all the strong values we hold so dearly as a football club and everyone is looking forward to working with him.

We have all been impressed with his work-rate and commitment since taking over the reins in February and how he adapted in very difficult circumstances to secure the points we needed to remain in the top-flight.

Garry will work with the current staff to refocus and improve the playing squad over the summer in order to build a strong, competitive team for another big challenge that lies ahead next season.

– Huw Jenkins, Swansea City chairman

Jenkins said the Board of Directors had 'carefully considered' its next step, but decided the timing was right for Monk to be offered the job permanently.

Monk will be assisted by current coach Josep (Pep) Clotet.

Garry Monk confirmed as new Swansea manager


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