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Vickers makes Swans switch

Published 12/08/2015

Josh Vickers has penned a deal with Swansea
Josh Vickers has penned a deal with Swansea

Swansea have completed the signing of former Arsenal goalkeeper Josh Vickers, subject to international clearance.

Vickers had been on trial with the Welsh club since the start of July and Swansea have now confirmed he has signed a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

The 19-year-old, who played in Swansea's pre-season friendly against 1860 Munich in Germany last month, spent 12 years at Arsenal and links up again with his former goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts and first-choice keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

"Tony called and asked if I would come in on trial," Vickers told the official club website.

"I know how much knowledge he has of the game, I have worked with him the last four years and I couldn't turn down the opportunity.

"My aim here is to push on. I hope to be training with the first team most days and to feature for the Under-21s doing the best I can, and I think there is a chance for me to grow and develop here."

Vickers becomes the second goalkeeper to sign for Swansea in as many days as Gerhard Tremmel returned to the Liberty on a two-year deal after his contract ended earlier in the summer.

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