Swansea City sign Alvaro Vazquez subject to clearance
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Swansea City have signed striker Alvaro Vazquez from Spanish side Getafe, subject to international clearance.
The Welsh side have agreed a deal to sign the 22-year-old on a season-long loan with the view to buy.
Manager Michael Laudrup has stated he wanted to sign a striker before the transfer window closes.
"Vasquez is a young player I know from his time at Espanyol and now Getafe,'' explained Laudrup.
"He is a little different to the strikers we have and has the characteristics we have been looking for. He will give us a different option.''
Vazquez was an integral part of the Spanish Under-21 side that clinched the European Championship crown in the summer.
He was joint top-scorer at the Under-20 World Cup in 2011.
Vazquez came through the ranks at Espanyol before securing a move to Getafe last summer and was a team-mate of Swans defender Jordi Amat for club and country.
He played his final game for Getafe as a second-half substitute in the 1-1 draw with Valladolid on Saturday, taking his tally to 89 top-flight appearances in La Liga with 14 goals.
Vazquez made his Primera Liga debut with Espanyol against Real Madrid but moved to Getafe at the start of the 2012-13 season.
Laudrup managed Getafe and led them to the Copa del Rey and the quarter-finals of the Uefa Cup before he resigned after only a year in charge in 2008.
The former Denmark international has already made 10 summer signings but is keen to add another striker after Luke Moore's departure on a free transfer.
Vasquez will provide competition for Swansea's record £12m signing Wilfried Bony and last season's top scorer Michu.