​Swansea City ​have signed Saint-Etienne left back Franck Tabanou on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, subject to Premier League and international clearance.


The club confirmed the news on Friday, and the player becomes the club's second summer signing after the arrival of Andre Ayew earlier this month. Swansea are believed to have paid around £3.5m to the Ligue 1 outfit.


Tabanou spent two successful seasons with his now former club after making over 100 appearances for previous club Toulouse. He will compete with Neil Taylor for a starting berth at the Liberty Stadium and join up with the team for pre season.



26-year-old Tabanou revealed his conversations with manager Garry Monk helped convince him a move to South Wales was the right move. ​He said"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 also mentioned that he hopes to excel at his new club in order to boost his chances of making his debut for the French national side, after featuring regularly for his country at Under-20 and 21 levels.


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