New Swansea team-mate says Southampton star Jack Cork had wanted exit for a while

Neil Taylor says that the midfielder has been looking to join Swansea for a while now.

Swansea City snapped up a shrewd buy in the January Transfer Window, by bringing in Jack Cork from Southampton on a permanent deal.

According to one new team-mate, it is a move he has wanted to make for a while.

Swansea left-back Neil Taylor played with Cork for the Great Britain Olympic team in 2012 so the pair know each other well. He insists that Cork has wanted the move to Swansea for a while now, telling the South Wales Evening Post:

"Jack's a great addition. I played with him in the Olympics and he did really well.

"He really adds to the strength in depth here and that's something we need.

"He's a good character too and he's someone who has played a lot of Premier League games.

"He's a player of good substance and he has wanted to come to Swansea for a while, he's known about the interest in him.”

It is obviously great news for Swansea that the Southampton player has pursued a move to the Liberty Stadium for some time. It shows he was eager to play for Gary Monk’s side long before it became apparent he needed to leave Southampton.

In recent weeks Cork has fallen behind James Ward-Prowse and Harrison Reed in the Southampton pecking order. Cork played just 476 minutes of football for Southampton this season and had not started a Premier League game since the fixture with Leicester City in November.

Now he will be hoping to keep his place in the Swansea team going forward.

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