Holland winger joins Swansea in £4m switch from PSV

Date published: Thursday 12th January 2017 8:39

Holland winger Luciano Narsingh has vowed to work hard to make an impression after joining Swansea in a £4million deal from PSV Eindhoven.

The 26-year-old becomes Paul Clement’s first signing at Swansea, having been a target for former manager Bob Bradley.

Narsingh’s two-and-a-half-year deal was announced on the official Swansea website.

“It took me two minutes to decide to come here,” the 16-times capped Narsingh said.

“It is a dream to come true playing in the Premier League, playing for a big club like Swansea, it was not difficult to think about it.

“PSV was good for me, but I think it was time to leave.

“We were two-times champions and it is good now to get the chance to play in the Premier League.”

Formerly part of the renowned Ajax Amsterdam youth set-up, Narsingh joined fellow Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen at the age of 18.

He moved to PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2012 and went on to play more than 100 times for Phillip Cocu’s side, scoring 23 goals and helping them win Eredivisie titles in 2015 and 2016.

Narsingh made his Holland debut in May 2012 and was a member of the Dutch squad at Euro 2012.

But he had to drop out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil through injury and was replaced by current Swansea team-mate Leroy Fer.

Narsingh has scored four goals for Holland, including the match-winner in their 2-1 win over England at Wembley in March 2016.

“This is one of the best leagues, and if I play here and do well it is also good for the international team,” said Narsingh, who becomes new head coach Paul Clement’s first signing at Swansea.

“It is a big step up – everybody says so who comes from the Eredivisie – but I like a new challenge and I am going to work hard.

“It will be a battle (to stay in the Premier League), but I believe everything is going to be all right.

“That is why I came because I have the belief in this team.

“My agent talked with more clubs, but when Swansea came in I said to him I wanted to play here.”

Swansea fans, however, will have to wait to see Narsingh, as a calf problem rules him out of Saturday’s home game against Arsenal.

Clement, meanwhile, has confirmed that Swansea are in talks to sign Norwich defender Martin Olsson and Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll during the January transfer window.

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