Amat completes Vallecano move

9th August 2018
First team

Swansea City defender Jordi Amat has joined Rayo Vallecano for an undisclosed fee.

Amat’s departure ends a five-year spell at the Swans, although he spent last season on loan in Spain with Real Betis.

The 26-year-old was brought to the Liberty Stadium from Espanyol by Michael Laudrup in the summer of 2013.

He leaves having made 72 appearances for the Swans, 59 of which were starts.

Amat was used most in his first campaign as a Swan, when he played on 30 occasions.

He played a total of 23 games over the next two seasons, then managed 19 appearances in 2016-17.

But the centre-back was allowed to join Betis on loan last summer and enjoyed a strong season with the Spanish club, who finished sixth in La Liga.

Having returned to SA1 in pre-season, Amat captained Graham Potter’s Swans team in a couple of pre-season games.

But having been left on the bench at Sheffield United last weekend, he has signed for former club Rayo Vallecano, who have just been promoted back into the Spanish top tier.

Amat played 27 times for the Madrid-based club during a loan spell in 2012-13.

Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Jordi for his service and wish him well in his future career.