Manchester City sell Bersant Celina to Swansea, loan Aleix Garcia to Girona
Swansea have completed the signing of Bersant Celina from Manchester City on a permanent deal.
The Kosovo international, who spent the past two seasons on loan at Ipswich and FC Twente respectively, has signed a four-year deal at the Liberty Stadium. Manager Graham Potter says he is looking forward to working with Celina and praised the attacking midfielder's versatility.
"I'm really excited to bring Bersant in," Potter said. "He's someone we've known about for a while. He is a central attacking midfielder and we see him as a player who can play in between the lines and in the final third.
"He's played as a second striker and also out wide. As a young player going out on loan, you often have to adapt to a few positions and he's done that really well.
"We seem him playing more centrally, but he can play in a number of other positions as well which is important."
Potter also said Celina is a player who will excite the fans and believes he has already proven he can be a difference-maker at Championship level.
"His technical quality is of a high level," Potter added. "I think the supporters will like him and enjoy how he plays. We want to try to attack in the wide areas, but we also have to attack centrally, and I think he can help with that.
"It's an area within the squad we need to strengthen. He's a player with the right profile and qualities as a footballer that can help us, as well as the age and stage of his career he is at.
"He's already affected games in the Championship during his spell with Ipswich Town."
Meanwhile, City also confirmed Aleix Garcia will spend another season on loan at La Liga side Girona.