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Middlesbrough's Marvin Emnes seals Swansea loan switch

Marvin Emnes
Emnes was Gareth Southgate's first signing as Middlesbrough boss

Swansea City have signed former Dutch Under-21 international winger Marvin Emnes on a one-month loan deal from Championship rivals Middlesbrough.

The 22-year-old, who cost Middlesbrough £3.2m when they signed him from Sparta Rotterdam in 2008, trained with Swansea on Monday ahead of the move.

Emnes is available for their match with leaders QPR on Tuesday and is new boss Brendan Rodgers' fourth signing.

"I need to play games and that's why I'm here," said Emnes.

The player says he has an option to remain at Liberty Stadium for two months beyond the month loan, depending on Middlesbrough.

He said: "I spoke to the manager [Rodgers] before I came and we both agreed that the way Swansea play will suit my style.

"I like to play on either wing, left or right, and create one on one situations with defenders because my pace is good for me.

"The team is doing well at the moment and I know I will have to wait for my chance. But I need to play games and that's why I'm here.

"I heard Swansea tried to get me at the beginning of the season, but it didn't happen for one reason or another. But I'm here now.''

We lack pace on both wings when Scott [Sinclair] or Nathan [Dyer] aren't playing

Swans boss Brendan Rodgers

Emnes scored for Middlesbrough in a 3-0 win on his first visit to Swansea at the start of last season

"Hopefully I can score for Swansea as well,'' he said.

Emnes, who has 18 months left on his contract after a £3.2m move from Sparta in 2008, joins fellow Dutchmen Dorus de Vries, Cedric van der Gun, Kemy Agustien and Ferrie Bodde at Swansea

"I played with Kemy in the national side,'' he added. "I know him very well.

"I've also played against Dorus in Holland - and scored against him''

Rodgers said: "We've got a few young players in the squad who are not going to last every minute of every game.

"And I just feel we lack pace on both wings when Scott [Sinclair] or Nathan [Dyer] aren't playing. Marvin has a lot of pace and can go past people in one on one situations.

"He's not in the picture at Middlesbrough at the moment. It's a chance for us to have a look at him over the next month and perhaps then we'll see if we can do something else further down the line.''

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