Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Wolves capture De Vries

Dorus De Vries

Wolves have completed their second signing in 24 hours with keeper Dorus de Vries moving from Swansea on a three-year contract.

Dutchman De Vries was available on a Bosman transfer with his contract with the Barclays Premier League newcomers expiring on July 1. He will follow midfielder Jamie O'Hara, who signed from Tottenham in a £5million deal on Tuesday, to Molineux.

De Vries will provide competition for Wayne Hennessey after the release of Marcus Hahnemann. He said: "I'm really pleased and positive about the move. As soon as I got the call from Wolves I had a really good vibe about it and a positive feeling."

He added: "I thought this would be the fresh step I need in terms of progressing.

"That's all I look for as a player - to progress every year on and off the pitch both as a goalkeeper and as a person.

"This is a totally different challenge for me."

De Vries added: "At Swansea I have been number one for a few years now having had four great seasons and seeing the club go from League One up to the Premier League.

"We got promoted through the play-offs at Wembley which was a great experience but this is the next step for me.

"Wolves are a club with all the fundamentals in place to grow and expectations are higher than at Swansea at this moment in time.

"It was a difficult decision for me to leave Swansea and did cause a few sleepness nights. I had a great time at Swansea and a great relationship with all the guys there who I have worked with for the last four years."

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