Swansea City Announces £7m Signing of Argentina Defender Federico Fernandez

Swansea City has revealed the signing of Argentine central defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli.

The defender, who played in the World Cup, will replace Chico Flores, who joined a club in Qatar earlier this month.

Fernandez, 25, who has failed to secure a regular starting spot at Napoli in his three year spell, was a part of the Argentina squad that reached the World Cup final in Brazil, making an appearance in the 2-1 victory over Bosnia.

After helping Napoli to their Copa Italia win last season, Fernandez has moved from the south of Italy to the south of Wales on a four year deal, for a fee believed to be around £7million.

After being tipped by many to struggle this season, Swansea opened up their season with a shock 2-1 win over Manchester United. This new signing will dampen the blow of Chico Flores’ move to Qatari club Lekhwiya SC, who reunited with former Swans manager Michael Laudrup. The 25-year old international has all the credentials to make a top Premier League centre back and will be a good addition in what could be seen as a strong summer of signings for the Swans.

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