Dwight Tiendalli: Who is the Swans' latest signing?

Today, Swansea City have added former Dutch under-21 star Dwight Tiendalli to their squad.

Following the injury of left back Neil Taylor last weekend, Michael Laudrup has been anxious to provide cover for the Welsh International. It seems he’s now found his man having expanded his search into Europe.

Tiendalli had been made available outside the transfer window following his release from Eredivisie outfit FC Twente at the end of last season. He’ll now join the Swans on a free transfer.

Until we see him in action for the Welsh club, here’s everything you need to know about Dwight Tiendalli.


Tiendalli began his career with Ajax before transferring to FC Utrecht in the summer of 2004.

He made his debut for the Dutch side in December of the same year, he went on to play 41 matches in total scoring 3 goals.

In the summer of 2006, Tiendalli switched to league rivals Feyenoord. After suffering a season-long injury in his first season, the 29 year old made a move on loan to Sparta Rotterdam to give himself a change to regain fitness.

At Rotterdam, he was re-united with his former Utrecht coach, Foeke Booy. As a result, he instantly made the starting line-up, proving his quality throughout the 2008/09 season.

On the 14th September 2009, FC Twente signed the former Feyenoord defender on a free transfer. In two seasons Tiendalli made 60 appearances for his new club side.

The former Dutch international has both Europa League and Champions League experience having featured in both competitions with a number of his previous sides.

At international level, he’s has made 16 appearances for the Netherlands Under 21 team. However he has never been capped at senior level.

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