Swans agree £1million loan for Spanish striker.
Swansea look to have completed the £1million loan signing of Alvaro Vazquez from Spanish club Getafe, according to the Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old looks a good prospect, and could become the latest Spanish success story at Swansea, with manager Michael Laudrup using his knowledge of La Liga to good effect so far in his tenure at the Liberty Stadium.
The Dane signed Michu and Chico Flores last summer for just £2million each, with both becoming key players for the side as they secured a top-half Premier League finish and celebrated silverware in the Capital One Cup.
Laudrup has been keen to bring in another player upfront this summer, having already signed Wilfried Bony as a partner upfront for Michu, but has also been linked with the likes of Peter Odemwingie to give him more depth in attack.
Vazquez scored four times in La Liga last season, and has shown prolific form for the Spanish national team at youth level, finding the back of the net regularly for his country’s Under 20, Under 21 and Under 23 teams.
Laudrup strongly hinted at the purchase, saying: “We will be signing someone from abroad. We had some players in the UK with different passports we were looking at, but they were not possible for one reason or another.
“In the end I think we will probably get a player from abroad. It will be a loan deal with the option of buying him if he does well.
“The club have already spent a lot of money this summer, so I think that’s a good way to do it.”
Vazquez will join the likes of fellow new arrivals Jose Canas, Jordi Amat and Alejandro Pozuelo in moving to the Welsh side from Spain this summer.