Fernandez signs for Newcastle

9th August 2018
First team

Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez has joined Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee.

Fernandez leaves the Liberty Stadium after four years as a Swan in which he clocked up 128 appearances and scored two goals.

Signed from Napoli in 2014, Fernandez quickly established himself as a mainstay at the heart of Garry Monk’s Swans defence.

The Argentinian international remained a first-team regular throughout the majority of his stint in Wales, and captained the Swans on a number of occasions last season.

However, there was always a possibility Fernandez would leave following the club’s relegation from the Premier League, and the 29-year-old has taken the chance to move back into the top flight by signing for Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle.

He joins former Liberty team-mates Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-Yueng at St James’ Park.

Fernandez’s final Swans appearance was a successful one, as he helped Graham Potter’s team to victory at Sheffield United on the opening day of the new season.

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