After gaining momentum in the past week it was announced today that Swansea City have secured the signing of midfielder Roque Mesa from Spanish side Las Palmas in a deal worth a reported £11m.
BBC Sport have reported that Mesa – who spent seven seasons at Las Palmas and helped them gain promotion to La Liga in 2015 – has joined up with the Swans on a four-year deal.
The 28-year-old Spaniard has been an influential part of Las Palmas’ efforts to stay in Spain’s top division since their promotion, and he made 35 appearances as they finished 14th last time around.
Speaking to Swansea’s official website, Mesa said:
“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a new challenge and a new adventure. The manager knows me, he knows how I play and what I can contribute to the team. I’ll try to make the team play.
“I know he’s like Ancelotti – he likes to play and wants to create a different Premier League team which likes to play.”
Mesa is known for his ability to provide solid defensive cover and dictate play in the middle of the park, narrowly missing out on ex-Barcelona man Xavi’s record of 125 passes in a single La Liga game.
Some Swansea fans took to social media and were delighted with their new man…
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS
— KB (@AbertaweAFC) July 6, 2017
Buzzing with the signing of roque mesa ?? looks like a great addition #Moustache
— Sam Bevan (@Bevss88) July 6, 2017
Roque Mesa joined Swansea! Looking forward to see him. Great passer and well team player!
— j. (@amrlrzuan) July 6, 2017
Even non-Swansea fans saw the deal as a great piece of business…
Roque Mesa is a class signing for Swansea ????
— Dave (@Dave20171989) July 6, 2017
Roque Mesa is an absolute bargain for Swansea. His passing ability and spatial awareness is amazing, always has the eye for the right pass.
— Kian ? (@herbivorekian) July 6, 2017
Whilst others wondered what his arrival means for Gylfi Sigurdsson…
Yess.. this is more like it… now just keep Siggy!! Can see an awesome partnership in the making.
— Richard Pask (@Richard_P_06) July 6, 2017
It's nice to be excited about the coming season. Just hope we can hold onto Sigurdsson & Llorente.
— Matthew Phillips (@matt_the_jack) July 6, 2017
What do you think Swansea fans? Is Mesa the right man to take the side forward? Let us know.
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