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Swansea strengthen with Lamah addition

ESPN staff
January 15, 2013
Roland Lamah (right) will join Michael Laudrup's squad © Getty Images

Swansea City have announced the signing of Belgium international Roland Lamah on an 18-month loan deal from Osasuna.

On Monday it was reported that Lamah, 25, was given permission by Osasuna to travel to Wales and hold talks with the Premier League club.

The Swans have now confirmed a deal has been agreed, subject to Premier League clearance, and that they have an option to make the move permanent at any time during the loan spell.

"This is a great opportunity for me and I'm happy to be here," Lamah, who plays as a winger, told the club's official website.

"I know a few of the players here, and I already know that Swansea is a family club that will suit my style of play.

"To play in the Premier League is a dream, and also to play under Michael Laudrup is fantastic for me.

"I am looking forward to starting training and meeting the squad, and then I want to show everyone what I can do."

Lamah is ineligible for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay at Arsenal as he was not registered in time for the original tie.

"We've been watching him for a while," Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said. "Michael (Laudrup) has been looking to strengthen the wide positions to create more competition and we are delighted everything has been agreed.

"He is a player with slightly different attributes to what we already have. Hopefully he will settle in quickly and perform to his best."

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