De Guzman signs on loan at Swansea


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The Villarreal midfielder Jonathan de Guzman has joined Swansea City on a season-long loan. De Guzman is the new City manager Michael Laudrup's second signing, after the defender Jose Manuel Flores signed from Genoa .

De Guzman, a Canada-born Netherlands Under-21 midfielder who played under Laudrup at Mallorca, said: "Once the opportunity came along to join Swansea and Michael Laudrup it was a done deal. I didn't have to think twice about it."

Born in Ontario, De Guzman moved to the Netherlands as a youngster when he joined Feyenoord's youth academy. He played more than 100 games for the Rotterdam club.

In July 2010, he joined Mallorca on a free transfer. He made 38 appearances before being sold to Villarreal for a fee believed to be around £7m in August 2011.