'I want to succeed with Swansea'

22nd December 2017
First team

Roque Mesa has revealed his decision to join Swansea City was made as soon as he heard about the club’s interest last summer.

The Spaniard arrived from Las Palmas for £11 million in July and has become a regular feature in the heart of midfield in recent weeks.

Once he was made aware of the club’s interest in signing him, Roque Mesa read up on the Swans' history of playing eye-catching, possession football.

And he says the decision to move to Wales was an easy one.

“When I heard that Swansea wanted me, I found out all about the history of the club and when they were compared with Barcelona,” he tells this weekend’s Jack Magazine.

“I watched videos of them and they have always played very good football.

“When my agent told me about the interest, I didn’t even need to think about it and just wanted to come straightaway with my family.

“I wanted to succeed with Swansea and in the Premier League.”

*You can read the full interview with Roque Mesa in this weekend’s Jack Magazine.

The midfielder talks about his native Gran Canaria, progressing through the ranks in Spain and finding his feet in South Wales.

Also in this edition of Jack Magazine, we profile former Swans Ian Walsh and Terry Phelan, and we track down Liberty old boy David Giles.

We hear from skipper Angel Rangel and chairman Huw Jenkins, as well as looking back to a classic season from the past.

And there is plenty more in this weekend’s Jack Magazine, including news from the development squad, the academy and the ladies’ team, as well as all you need to know about Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.

Issue 10 of the 2017-18 Premier League season is available for just £3 from around the Liberty, the club shop and online.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don’t miss out.