Alan Tate and Gerhard Tremmel not offered new deals by Swansea

Alan Tate
Tate began his career as a trainee at Manchester United and captained the reserve side.

Defender Alan Tate and goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel have been released by Swansea City.

Neither were offered new deals by the Swans, who have also released Wales Under-21s keeper David Cornell.

Tom Atyeo, Corey Francis, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Joseph Jones, Kurtis March, Gareth Owen and Scott Tancock have been released.

Striker Rory Donnelly and defender Curtis Obeng also depart having failed to break into the first team.

Gerhard Tremmel
Gerhard Tremmel had a spell as a youngster with Bayern Munich

Tate's departure brings to an end an association with Swansea which began in 2002 when he joined the club on loan from Manchester United.

The 32-year-old played in Swansea's 4-2 win over Hull City on the final day of the 2002-2003 season which secured their Football League status.

He moved to the club on a permanent deal in 2004 and made nearly 350 appearances as the club progressed through the divisions.

He captained Swansea in the club's first ever Premier League fixture - a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City in August 2011 - but since then has been on loan at Leeds, Yeovil Town, Aberdeen and Crewe Alexandra.

German goalkeeper Tremmel joined Swansea from Red Bull Salzburg on a free transfer in August 2011 and was back-up to Michel Vorm and Lukasz Fabianski during his time at the club.

The 36-year-old was a member of the side which won the Capital One League Cup in 2013 following a 5-0 win over Bradford City.

Tremmel played in 52 games for Swansea including six appearances this season.

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