Southampton and Swansea fans react on Twitter to Jack Cork deal

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Fans from both sides react on Twitter to Swansea City's capture of Southampton midfielder Jack Cork.

Southampton and Swansea City fans took to Twitter on Friday to react to news of Jack Cork’s switch from the south coast to Wales.

Cork, 25, has penned a three-and-a-half-year deal at Swansea for a fee believed to be in the region of £3 million, having entered the final six months of his Southampton contract.

Manager Ronald Koeman revealed earlier this month that fresh terms were on the table but, after starting just five Premier League games this season, the midfielder was reluctant to commit.

Forced to cash in on his signature as a result, Swans boss Garry Monk admitted his surprise that he was able to capture the former Chelsea product, having made a failed approach in the summer.

"I pushed a little bit for him to come in the summer, but it didn't happen because he was committed to Southampton and going forward with them,” he told Sky Sports.

"But when the opportunity came up again in this window, we were happy to have the chance to bring him in.

"I was surprised a little bit he was available. I understand an offer of a new contract was in place at Southampton, but for whatever reasons he felt he didn't want to sign it.

"He wanted to come here and we have showed the same enthusiasm to sign him, so that's a good recipe.”

Cork initially joined Southampton on loan from Chelsea in the summer of 2008, before returning permanently three years later following the club’s promotion to the Championship.

The son of former Cardiff boss Alan Cork, he would make 151 appearances across his two spells, but now becomes Swansea’s fourth January signing following Kyle Naughton, Matt Grimes and loanee Nelson Oliveira.

In a relatively quiet transfer window, here’s how both sets of supporters reacted to one of the more significant moves so far.

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