Swansea announce signing of Real Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo

21-year-old becomes the seventh Spaniard at the club after he joins on a three-year deal

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Swansea have announced the signing of Real Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo on a three-year deal.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder becomes the seventh Spaniard to join the Premier League club, with the confirmation of former Betis player Jose Canas’ transfer coming last week, and is the third player to join the Welsh outfit today after youngsters Gregor Zabret and Alex Gogic were confirmed as new arrivals.

“I am very happy to have joined Swansea City,” said Pozuelo.

"Since I’ve been a little boy it has been my dream to play in the Premier League,” he added.

Swansea are believed to have had to pay the La Liga club £425,000 in compensation after negotiations broke down over a new contract.

“From the moment I heard of the interest from Swansea I have watched their games and followed the news at the club,” he continued.

“The style of the team suits me, and so too does the style of the manager.

“Of course, there are a lot of Spanish players here including my old Betis team-mate Jose Canas, and that will help me to settle quickly.

“I am looking to improve my English immediately as I want to communicate better with my team-mates. On the pitch I just want to give everything I have to the club in order to help the team this season.”

Pozuelo had been linked in the past with big-money transfers to both Manchester United and Barcelona, but he slipped out of favour at Betis after a row over a clause in his contract. His former club believed he had triggered an extension, but the player disagreed and said he was free to leave.