Swansea City: Striker Marvin Emnes joins on three-year deal

Marvin Emnes
Marvin Emnes

Swansea City have signed striker Marvin Emnes from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.

The Dutchman has spent two loan spells at the Liberty Stadium, and agreed a three-year deal on the day the club started pre-season training.

The Swans signed the 26-year-old on loan during the January transfer window until the end of the 2013-14 season.

"I've waited a long time to become a Swansea City player," Emnes said.

"From the minute I got here I had a good time. I've played some good games and I wanted to play for Swansea, while the club also wanted me.

"When I first arrived Swansea were in the Championship and I did well in the month I spent here.

"Last season I came back and with Swansea in the Premier League it was a good test for me to prove myself. I think I did well enough to earn my move permanently."

Emnes played for the Welsh club in the 2010-11 season and scored a winner in a derby against Cardiff in the Championship.

The former Netherlands Under-21 player scored just once for Boro last season before his move to Swansea.

During his latest loan spell, Emnes made seven appearances for the Swans with two starts and one goal.

"It's good to be a part of the squad right at the start of pre-season because you can prepare together as a team," Emnes told Swansea City's website.

"As a forward you want to score goals and create some for the team too. Hopefully I will do that again here.

"This season I feel I will get more opportunities and that's something I'm really looking forward to."

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