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Swansea City complete signing of Roland Lamah

By V_Jones  |  Posted: January 15, 2013

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Swansea City have today completed the loan deal for Belgian winger Roland Lamah for an undisclosed fee from La Liga club Osasuna.

The Swans have the option to make the move permanent at any time during the 18-month spell.

Lamah, who will wear number 14, agreed personal terms and completed a medical at the Liberty yesterday, but paperwork issues at Osasuna meant Lamah was unable to conclude the transfer last night.

Lamah, 25, said playing in the Premier League is "a dream."

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“This is a great opportunity for me and I’m happy to be here,” he said.

“I know a few of the players here, and I already know that Swansea is a family club that will suit my style of play.

“To play in the Premier League is a dream, and also to play under Michael Laudrup is fantastic for me.

“I am looking forward to starting training and meeting the squad, and then I want to show everyone what I can do.”

The Belgian international is ineligible for Wednesday’s FA Cup third-round replay against Arsenal as he was not registered in time for the first match, but he will be available for Saturday's clash at the Liberty against Stoke City.

Swans chairman, Huw Jenkins, was delighted to complete the first signing of the January transfer window.

"We’ve been watching him for a while," he said. "Michael (Laudrup) has been looking to strengthen the wide positions to create more competition and we are delighted everything has been agreed.

"He is a player with slightly different attributes to what we already have. Hopefully he will settle in quickly and perform to his best."

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  • trncjack  |  January 16 2013, 4:42PM

    agreed hacker, but he does not have to agree to the offer, but giving him 18 months is good buseness deal for us

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  • hacker_jack  |  January 16 2013, 8:19AM

    trnc - I suspect if he does well we will be making him an offer long before the 18 months is up. Like I said, effectively we have taken over his contract.

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  • CroJack  |  January 16 2013, 3:16AM

    Welcome to the Liberty :)

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  • SCFC_10  |  January 15 2013, 10:25PM

    Good luck Roland.

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  • trncjack  |  January 15 2013, 6:56PM

    clion , NO it does not mean that at all , it means we pay his wages for the 18 months, and pay his club a fee for the loan , it does mean however that if he is c,,p he is a free agent at the end , but if he is brill, he is going some where else for a big wage as he is still a free agent, but still a good signing, i hope !

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  • hacker_jack  |  January 15 2013, 4:00PM

    Didn't realise loans could be for more than 12 months each. Effectively this means we have taken over his current contract as it expires in 2014

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  • brochadav  |  January 15 2013, 3:40PM

    I look forward to watching him terrorise Stoke!! On the face of it, a very good deal. Our board have again done us proud. Now if Laudrup can get him to perform as well as Michu.....

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  • C.Lion  |  January 15 2013, 12:29PM

    Cool, 18 months loan, means if he is kak we can give him back, and if he is great we can keep him... Yet more examples of shrewd business In Huw we trust..

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  • ILoveMichu  |  January 15 2013, 12:01PM

    Congrats, look forward to seeing what you can do!

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