Five facts about reported Swansea City new boy Alex Pozuelo

We bring you a quick fact-file on the latest Spanish acquistion from Real Betis.

Reports in Spain suggest that Swansea City have snapped up their second summer signing from Spanish outfit Real Betis in the form of Alejandro Pozuelo. The club had already agreed a move for Jose Canas from the Seville-based side on a free transfer and following on from the clubs excellent campaign last term Pozuelo has also received interest; with Swansea now said to have agreed a move for the player.

So what are Swansea getting for their money?

Here are five facts about The Swans new recruit.

1. The 21-year-old is a tricky attacking midfielder who stands at just 5ft 7ins tall. He has an exceptional eye for a pass and is renowned for his through ball ability. Despite his apparent promise he has never featured for Spain at any international youth level.

2. Known to most people as simply ‘Alex’ Pozuelo he did not play a big role in the Betis surge last campaign. He only featured in 11 league games for the club; starting just four games.

3. He made his debut for his hometown club in October 2011 in a 1-0 defeat against Levante. He scored his first goal for the club two months later with a December win over Atletico Madrid.

4. Pozuelo is however known for his fiery temper; something Swansea fans will keep their eye on. He will not be without good company in South Wales; he becomes the sixth Spaniard playing at The Liberty Stadium.

5. This deal very nearly did not come to fruition. Pozuelo was in a contract dispute with Real Betis earlier in the month but now a compensation fee of £425k has been agreed.

Here he is in action…


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