Date: 7th July 2007 at 10:29am
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As expected last night, Swansea City have signed Liverpool winger Paul Anderson on a season-long loan.

The 19 year old winger is highly rated at Liverpool but is yet to make a competitive first team appearance.

He has made appearances in the FA Youth Cup and was on the bench for a Champions League game.

Swansea City Manager Roberto Martinez told The South Wales Evening Post:

”We have said all along that we needed a bit of pace out wide and hopefully Paul Anderson is going to provide us with that,’

‘Hopefully everything will be done over the next 24 hours with him and he will come to Sweden with us.

‘Paul is exactly the type of player we are looking for – he is young, has fantastic ability and I believe he is keen to come and join us.

‘He is able to play on either wing, although he is more right-sided because he is right-footed.

‘He will give us an extra dimension because he has the ability to go on the outside. He is an excellent crosser, sees the game well and has great quality on the ball.”

Anderson is a right winger and will offer competition to Leon Britton. Despite this we really needed a left winger to balance out the team.

I do hope he can switch flanks for the coming season with him and Britton on the wings there will be much needed pace and width to our play.

All in all a very good signing.

Martinez is also confident that Darryl Duffy will follow him to Swansea and travel with the squad to Sweden.

He added:

“It’s a complicated one, but I think we’ll find out one way or another with Darryl before we go to Sweden.

“Negotiations are ongoing between ourselves, Hull and Darryl and if everything can be agreed, he is only a flight away.

“Maybe doing all the paperwork in time for him to play in Sweden next weekend will be difficult, but he would be able to come out and train with us and that’s the most important thing.”



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