Fer finally completes Swansea switch

The powerful midfield man is heading back to Wales.

Fer finally completes Swansea switch
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On Tuesday, Swansea City announced the arrival of Leroy Fer from Queens Park Rangers.

The Dutch midfielder has left the Championship outfit for a fee just short of £5m, and signed a three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

Fer becomes Swansea's first signing of the summer after the club sold on forwards, Eder and Alberto Paloschi.

Loan made permanent

The 26-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Francesco Guidolin's men, making 11 appearances and adding two assists.

For the latter part of 2015, Fer was a regular in QPR's bid to make it back to the top flight but the Loftus Road outfit struggled for consistency and points before Christmas.

Fer will be hoping to avoid a second straight relegation following a Premier League move, having done just that at Rangers and, previously, Norwich City.

The combative and powerful midfield man has made 69 top tier appearances since his transfer to England, scoring nine goals and assisting eight.

Fer played an important part in Swansea's revival last season. | Image credit: Tony Marshall/Getty Images
Fer played an important part in Swansea's revival last season. | Image credit: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Fer gives his thoughts on the move

The Netherlands international admitted Guidolin called his performances "a good surprise" at the end of last season.

“He said he was surprised because he didn’t know much about me," Fer explained. "But I said to him that I just wanted to prove myself." 

He told of how the Italian manager "wanted to keep [him] here" and that "makes it easy" to join a club or not. 

Fer continued, saying he feels "very happy to be back" and that "from the first moment" he set foot in Swansea, he "felt at home"

“The boys were good to me and they made it very easy for me," he added. "I hope to do my best and be important for the team.”