Date: 19th June 2015 at 7:46pm
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Swansea City’s new left back signing Franck Tabanou said he was ‘particularly impressed’ by manager Garry Monk

Swansea City’s new left back signing Franck Tabanou said he was ‘particularly impressed’ by manager Garry Monk.

There were concerns when Monk was first confirmed as the club’s new manager last year, as some fans wondered if he’d manage to attract quality signings to the Liberty Stadium given his lack of experience and managerial reputation.

However, he’s already proven those doubters wrong, attracting the likes of Fabianski, Sigurdsson and Fernandez to name but a few last year, while he has already brought in Andre Ayew and now Tabanou this Summer.

Monk seems to be doing a top job in selling the club and it’s potential to their transfer targets. Ayew spoke in a similar fashion and said how he was felt most wanted by the Swans, while Tabanou was impressed by how much Monk knew about him. The Swans boss tried to sign the left back in the January transfer window but failed in their attempts. They were probably wise to wait another 6 months to sign the Frenchman for a much lower fee – reported to be around £3.5m.

Tabanou shared his reaction to his switch to the Liberty Stadium, saying the Swans were a perfect match for him:

‘Swansea is a very good Premier League club and I believe it’s the right move forward for me at this stage of my career,”

‘I wanted to come to Swansea because I believe we are the perfect match.

‘I was aware of Swansea’s interest in me for a while, but unfortunately it didn’t happen back in January. But I’ve been watching them closely ever since and I like the way they play the game; their whole philosophy on football.

‘Once I spoke to the manager and the Chairman my mind was made up because I realised they really wanted me. Again, it all matched.

‘I was particularly impressed with the manager because he knew everything about me. I was also touched by the fact that he said I was a top signing for Swansea.’

‘I am keen to show I am able to perform in the Premier League – the best league in the world,’

Tabanou adds some much needed competition for Neil Taylor in the left back position, but he’s also able to play further forward as a left sided midfielder.

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