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Swansea bring in Alvaro Vazquez

Swansea have confirmed the signing of striker Alvaro Vazquez from Getafe on a season-long loan.

Manager Michael Laudrup has been looking to add to his attacking options and has brought in the Spain Under-21 international on a loan deal with provision for a permanent move.

Vazquez, 22, was confirmed as a target for the Welsh club -- who claimed their first win of the Premier League season at West Brom on Sunday -- last week.

"Vasquez is a young player I know from his time at Espanyol and now Getafe,'' Laudrup told Swansea's official website after the deal had been completed.

"He is a little different to the strikers we have, and has the characteristics we have been looking for. He will give us a different option.''

Chairman Huw Jenkins said the new arrival was "a young player with plenty of potential", adding: "He has already done well out in Spain and looks like the right signing for us at this stage."

Vazquez, a former Espanyol youth player who has played 89 La Liga matches and scored 14 goals, had said he wanted to leave Getafe, whom he joined last summer.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.