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Canas: 'I Saw a Great Opportunity At Swansea City'

Swansea City's first Summer signing Jose Canas has spoken about why he chose to join the South Wales club over staying at Real Betis.

After the news that he had signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Swans, it was also reported that he turned down double the wages on offer at the Liberty Stadium to work with manager Michael Laudrup.

The Spanish defensive midfielder is expected to be officially confirmed as a Swansea City player on July 1st - when the transfer window opens.

Canas said:

"The progression in my sporting life is important and at Swansea I saw something different,"

"In Swansea I saw a great opportunity where I will continue to grow as a person and as a player.

"It`s not that I was offered more or less money.

"The Premier League is different and I want to experience new things, something I could not do by staying at Betis.

"I had to see other things so for my family and for my future I took this decision.

"I will not deny that they have also made a financial effort and it`s unfortunate I decided not to renew my contract (at Betis), but economically Betis could not get to what I think I deserve but I understand perfectly.

"It was not only economically, but many other factors.

"I feel I can grow a lot at Swansea. The Premier League really catches my attention and I think my football can be beneficial there.

"I want new experiences and I think I will grow as a player and as a person."


Jose Canas looks like being an excellent signing for the club, and is definitely the type of player that Laudrup needs in his midfield. He's also a bargain on a free transfer, but he faces a difficult task in earning a regular first team place along with the likes of Leon Britton, Ki Sung Yeung and possibly Jonathan de Guzman - who may sign permanently. With Michu and Routledge often occupying attacking midfield roles, there'll only be 2 other central midfield places to compete for.




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 18 2013

Time: 10:51PM

 

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