Date: 24th June 2015 at 8:18pm
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk was delighted to sign Swedish international goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, and says he is focused on trying to take the number 1 goalkeeper spot.

Monk admits it’ll be tough for him to claim it from Lucasz Fabianski who had a superb debut season last year.

Earlier this Summer – when Kristoffer was first linked with a move to the Swans – it was speculated that he wasn’t convinced about a transfer to the Swans because he didn’t want to be a number two.

He’ll have to settle for a regular place on the bench, but he’ll get his chances to show the fans his quality in the cup competitions.

Monk told the Official Site:

“We are very happy with the acquisition.

“Goalkeeper is an area we wanted to strengthen and the arrival of Kristoffer will increase the competition in the squad; something I`m always looking for.

“He has played international football and Swansea City and the Premier League is the next step for him domestically. He already has all the attributes to play in the Premier League, which is what I`m looking for, yet he also has plenty of potential to keep improving.

“Lukasz (Fabianski) had a fantastic season last year and it is going to be a challenge for Kristoffer. He has to try and claim the number one spot and, having spoken to him at length, I know he is focussed on that challenge.

“Just as important, he wants that challenge. He wants to prove himself at the next level and play Premier League football.”

Garry Monk now has a second goalkeeper who can realistically challenge Fabianski for the first choice goalkeeper spot. It`s fair to say that veteran Gerhard Tremmel wasn`t close to providing the Pole with true competition, but it looks like Nordfeldt is motivated for the challenge and has the quality to keep Lucasz on his toes.