Swansea boss Rodgers excited by Sigurdsson, Donnelly deals

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted with their loan capture of Hoffenheim winger Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The former Reading midfielder's move was confirmed before victory at Aston Villa.

"Gylfi will join the group on Wednesday. He is a terrific young player," said Rodgers, who has also recruited striker Rory Donnelly from Cliftonville.

"When I went in to manage at Reading, he was a young player who had showed signs in pre-season, and I really liked him and stuck him in the team.

"He went on that season and got 20-odd goals. He is a real threat with his shooting, and he understands the game - he is a clever boy.

"Our best chance was to get him on loan and it is a terrific move for the club. We will review it and look at it after the season finishes.

"Rory was a good one for us - I think he is one to develop, so we'll see how he goes over the next few months.

"I like young players with talent, personality and hunger to improve and both of these guys have got that.

"Hopefully we can maybe organise something else in that vein in the next one or two days."

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