Alvaro Vasquez has revealed that Michael Laudrup's influence helped get him to Swansea City.

The talented Spanish striker has joined the Welsh club on a 12-month loan from Getafe and admits that the presence of Barcelona and Denmark great Laudrup.

"I know Laudrup as a player, and as a manager as well," he told the club's official website.

"When I was playing for Espanyol I played against his Mallorca team. I have seen lots of videos of him as a player, and I know his teams play good football and achieve great results.

"It's an honour for me to be here and I will try to do my best and repay him for showing faith in me."

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