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Tuesday 15 January 2013

Swansea sign Osasuna winger Roland Lamah on loan

25-year-old joins Welsh side from Osasuna on 18-month loan

  • Roland Lamah has joined Swansea on an 18-month loan deal

Swansea have signed winger Roland Lamah on an 18-month loan deal from Osasuna.

The 25-year-old Belgium winger is left-footed but can play on either flank and manager Michael Laudrup has the option of making deal a permanent one at any time during his loan spell.

Lamah was born in the Ivory Coast but moved to Belgium at the age of 15 and has represented his country at U19, U20 and U21 level, before winning five senior caps. Before joining Osasuna, where he has two goals from 15 appearances this season, he played for Anderlecht, Roda, in the Netherlands and Le Mans, in France.

"I know Swansea is a family club that will suit my style of play"
Roland Lamah

His move is subject to Premier League clearance but the player will not be available for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay at Arsenal, but could make his debut in the Barclays Premier League against Stoke City on Saturday.

"To play in the Premier League is a dream, and also to play under Michael Laudrup is fantastic for me,” he told the club's website. "I know a few of the players here, and I already know that Swansea is a family club that will suit my style of play."

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said: "We've been watching him for a while. Michael has been looking to strengthen the wide positions to create more competition and we are delighted everything has been agreed."

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Key Points

  • Swansea sign Roland Lamah from Osasuna on an 18-month loan
  • The 25-year-old Belgian winger looknig forward to playing in the Premier League
  • Swansea have option to make deal permanent during the loan