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Itay Shechter excited about Swansea move

Itay Shechter has completed his one-year loan move to Swansea City.

The 25-year-old is set to join from Kaiserslautern and has been granted a work permit.

Shechter told the club website: "I'm very happy. "It will be a dream to play in the Premier League because it is the best in the world."

Shechter, who watched the mid-week friendly win over Blackpool, added: "The manager (Michael Laudrup) was also a big draw for me. Growing up watching him play was unbelievable. For me he was the top player in the world playing at the best clubs, like Real Madrid and Barcelona, where he was also a champion.

"I'm looking forward to working with him and playing for Swansea. I've only been here for two or three days, but I already have a good feeling about the club. It's a family club and everybody has been so warm and friendly to me.

"I watched Swansea a few times on TV last season and I liked their style. There is a big Spanish influence with their style of play which I think will suit me. I'm not the tallest of players, so anything on the grass is good for me."

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