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Lopez signs two-year Swansea deal

Lopez was brought to QPR by former coach Paulo Sousa
Lopez turned down offers from two other Championship clubs

Jordi Lopez has completed his free transfer and signed a two-year deal with Swansea City.

The 28-year-old Spanish midfielder successfully went through a medical on Monday to seal the contract.

He is new Swans boss Paulo Sousa's first signing, but they worked together last season when the Portuguese signed Lopez on a three-month deal at QPR.

Swansea are also said to be closing in on a striker and it is understood Sousa is looking for a defender.

However, the ex-Portuguese international also wants to trim his squad.

"Many new faces? No," Sousa said last week. "Of course we are looking for some new players to come and help us, but not so many.

"We don't need that many. Like I said, I want to reduce the squad. I don't want a big squad, but I want to increase the intensity of my training."

Lopez has signed in time to fly to Spain with the Swans squad on Tuesday for a week-long tour.

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Little Englander

The former Barcelona, Real Madrid, Real Mallorca and Racing Santander player won the Uefa Cup with Sevilla in 2006.

He arrived in English football after being released by Real Mallorca last December, joining QPR in February.

Lopez opened talks after his three-month contract at Loftus Road expired but was unhappy with the wages being offered and the negotiations ended, leaving the player as a free agent.

It is understood he turned down offers from two other Championship clubs to join Swansea.



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