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Swans clinch Eder deal

Published 01/07/2015

Portugal international Eder follows Andre Ayew to the Liberty Stadium
Portugal international Eder follows Andre Ayew to the Liberty Stadium

Swansea have announced the signing of Portugal striker Eder for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old will move to the Liberty Stadium from Braga.

He has agreed a three-year deal with the Barclays Premier League club, and will enhance the Swans' attacking firepower alongside the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis and recent signing Andre Ayew.

Eder becomes Swansea boss Garry Monk's fourth signing of the summer after Ayew, Franck Tabanou and Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

He scored 10 goals in 29 appearances last season as Braga secured a top-four domestic league finish, and played in all three of Portugal's 2014 World Cup games in Brazil.

He moved into top-flight Portuguese football with Academica in 2008, helping them to Portuguese Cup success, before joining Braga four years later, while he has also won 18 international caps.

"I am very happy to have signed with Swansea," Eder told the club's official website.

"It's a big club, and I believe I can progress as a footballer here.

"The Premier League will be a step up for me, but I've played in the European competitions and also for my country, so I've experienced different levels of the game.

"Hopefully, my team-mates will help me develop and settle in quickly at the club. I can't wait to meet all of them when I report for pre-season training.

"Swansea are a solid club who have big ambitions - last season confirmed that - and it's great for me to be a part of it."

Monk, meanwhile, said: "Eder is the type of striker we've been looking for. He has excellent attributes - strong, quick and technically sound with the ball.

"He has a good pedigree and is a full international with Portugal.

"He fits our profile in terms of the players we've signed in the last two seasons because he's young, hungry and eager to prove himself in the Premier League.

"He has the characteristics we are looking for, and will certainly add competition to the striking department."

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