Football: Swansea land Roque Mesa in £11m deal

Las Palmas' midfielder Roque Mesa Quevedo (right) vies with Barcelona's French defender Samuel Umtiti during the Spanish league football match at the Gran Canaria stadium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on May 14, 2017.
Las Palmas' midfielder Roque Mesa Quevedo (right) vies with Barcelona's French defender Samuel Umtiti during the Spanish league football match at the Gran Canaria stadium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on May 14, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Swansea City have signed Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa from LaLiga side Las Palmas in a four-year deal for a fee of £11 million (S$19.6 million), the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Mesa, 28, played over 100 matches for Las Palmas since joining in 2010 and made 35 league appearances last season as the club ended their second season in the Spanish top tier in 14th place.

"I'm very happy to be here. It's a new challenge and a new adventure," Mesa told the Swansea's website. (www.swanseacity.com)

"One of the main reasons I had to be here was that the manager wanted me - that's a great incentive. I felt I needed a new experience and a new challenge."

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Mesa is Swansea's third signing this summer after Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham joined on a season-long loan and Dutch goalkeeper Erwin Mulder signed on a free transfer.