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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Aug, 31, 2011

Swansea complete loan of Halliche

Swansea City have completed the loan signing of Fulham defender Rafik Halliche.

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Halliche, 24, has served his country at Under-23 and senior level, and he joined Fulham in 2010 for an undisclosed fee, thought to be worth just over £1 million. But found first-team action hard to come by and chose to leave on loan.

Swansea have also secured the signature of highly-rated French defender Darnel Situ from RC Lens, subject to Premier League clearance.

The 19-year-old central defender has penned a two-year deal after the Swans agreed to pay £250,000, plus add-ons, for his services.

"I was told about Swansea's interest about 10 days ago and I've been researching the club ever since on the internet,'' Situ said. "I'm really excited about joining Swansea and the Premier League. I watch the Premier League a lot on TV back home and I am a big fan.

"There was interest from the likes of Newcastle and Fulham, but Swansea were the ones who wanted me the most and I'm delighted to be here. I have a few friends over here, such as Adel Taarabt at QPR, and a few youngsters at the likes of Man City, Chelsea and Newcastle.

"They have all told me that Swansea is a friendly club who play the game the right way. I have had a quick look around the city and the stadium which is wonderful.

"I have met the manager (Brendan Rodgers) and I am looking forward to working with him and gaining from his experience. I am excited to be here. I will work hard and do the best I can every day on the training field to be on the pitch on the weekends.''

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