Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel returns to Swansea City on two-year deal
11th August 2015
Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel has returned to Swansea City after signing a two-year contract at the Liberty.
Tremmel, whose contract expired with the Swans in the summer, agreed a new deal despite interest from clubs in the Barclays Premier League and Germany's Bundesliga.
The 36-year-old, who played a key role in the club's successful Capital One Cup campaign in 2013, bolsters the goalkeeping position at the Swans which also includes Lukasz Fabianski and summer signing Kristoffer Nordfeldt.
And Tremmel expressed his delight in returning to the club.
"It's fantastic to be back at Swansea - this is where I want to be. This is a special club," said the German stopper. "I had other options from top-flights clubs in Germany and England, but Swansea is my environment with my people.
"I know what Swansea is all about, and it's great to be part of the club. I've experienced the biggest achievement of my career here in winning the cup, and seeing the club continue to progress is really pleasing for me to see.
"Now I can concentrate on the season ahead and hopefully we can all make this another fantastic campaign for everyone to remember."
Tremmel, who has made 52 appearances since first joining the club in 2011, has been in Swansea for the last few months training initially with the under-21 set up before rejoining Garry Monk's senior side.
He said: "It was really nice of the club to allow me to train with the under-21s and then the first team despite me not having signed a contract.
"Garry wants strong competition in every spot, and when you look at the players we have pushing for each position you can see we have that.
"We have Lukasz, Kristoffer and now myself in the goalkeeping department, and I think that's a great situation for the manager to have.
"We are here to push each other very hard in each training session, and that will help the club move forward."
Tremmel, who is considering taking his coaching badges, added: "I have always said that I wanted to continue playing until I was 38, and then I would consider what I would do next.
"This contract will take me up to that age and I'll see what happens then. Taking my coaching badges is something I am interested in, but for now I'm fully focused on my playing career and doing my best for the first team."
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