Transfer news: Swansea secure deal for Spanish Under-21 international Alvaro Vazquez

The 22-year-old striker joins on loan from Getafe

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Forward Alvaro Vazquez, who played a role in Spain's European Under-21 Championship title triumph in June, has left La Liga club Getafe for Premier League Swansea City on a season-long loan subject to international clearance.

"He is a little different to the strikers we have and has the characteristics we have been looking for," coach Michael Laudrup told the club website . "He will give us a different option."

Vazquez, 22, made his La Liga debut for Espanyol against Real Madrid in September 2010.

He joined Getafe a year ago and has scored 14 goals in 89 top-flight appearances in Spain.