Transfer deadline day: Swansea's Jose Canas moves to Espanyol

Jose Canas
Jose Canas spent seven years at Real Betis before signing for Swansea

Swansea City midfielder Jose Canas has joined Spanish side Espanyol on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old is moving back to La Liga on a free transfer after just over 12 months at the Liberty Stadium.

Canas was signed by Michael Laudrup on a free transfer in June 2013 after his contract with Real Betis had expired.

He made 23 appearances for the Swans in 2013-2014 and his last competitive match for the club came in the 3-2 defeat at Everton in March.

The Betis youth academy product was one of a number of Spanish players to join Swansea in recent seasons along with Angel Rangel, Chico Flores, Pablo Hernandez, Jordi Amat, Alejandro Pozuelo and Michu.

With Canas's departure, only 31-year-old defender Rangel and 22-year-old Jordi Amat remain in south Wales from the Spanish contingent.

Flores, 27, joined former boss Laudrup in Qatar when he signed for Lekhwiya SC, 29-year-old Pablo Hernandez also moved to the Middle East country when he joined Al-Arabi.

Striker Michu, 28, is on a season-long loan at Serie A club Napoli and fellow countryman Pozuelo, 22, was sold to Rayo Vallecano in July after just one season at Swansea.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old midfielder Kris Scott has joined Leicester City on a free transfer.

The USA Under-20 cap has been involved in the Swansea Under-21 side since arriving at the Liberty Stadium from Stoke City.

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