SWANS: Bidwell “Cannot Wait To Get Going”

Defender Jake Bidwell is joining the Liberty outfit on a 3 year deal after his contract expired at QPR

It's subject to international clearance.

Jake will link up tomorrow with the first-team squad during their pre-season tour in Spain.

“I’m definitely excited about getting down to work,” said Bidwell, who was also impressed by his conversations with head coach Cooper.

“It was a different situation for me being a free agent. There were a couple of options, but I tried to do as much homework as I could on Swansea and all the feedback I had off various people was positive.

“It’s a massive club, you look around and everything about the infrastructure is Premier League.

“Speaking to the manager, I think his style fits well with the club and I hope to add to that and be a part of that.

“I played with Angel Rangel at QPR last season, he knows the area and the club really well and he had nothing but good things to say.

“He felt it would be a good fit for me and - being the old, wise head that he is - I would have been silly not to take his advice. He definitely sold it to me and told me what a great club it is.

“His recommendation was more than enough for me, but I also spoke to Connor through a mutual friend and he was so positive too.

“He admitted he might be a bit biased as he is a local lad, but again he was so positive about the club and the set-up and I’m looking forward to meeting up with him and the rest of the squad.”

The new signing cannot wait to get down to work with his new team-mates saying: “Pre-season will be hard work, but it lays the foundation for your season.

“I’ve had a long couple of days with the medical and things so I am looking forward to getting out there, meeting the staff and the lads.

“I cannot wait to get going.”



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