Marvin Emnes feels at home at Swansea City, says Garry Monk

3rd July 2014

Swans boss Garry Monk believes new signing Marvin Emnes feels right at home in Swansea and has tipped the midfielder to be an "important" addition to his squad.

The 26-year-old completed his switch from Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening and will join up with Monk's squad for pre-season this week.

Emnes arrives in SA1 on a permanent basis after enjoying two previous loan spells with the club, including a one-month loan in 2010 prior to last season's temporary stint. 

"Marvin's an important signing for us," said the Swans boss. "I think he has really contributed in the spells he has been with the club.

"I was very happy with him, and we had good conversations at the end of last season and in the summer.

"He was one that we always wanted to bring in, so thankfully Marvin has agreed to come. 

"He will fit well into a squad he already knows, and he has proven at this level that he can contribute.

"I think he feels at home here. He's been made to feel welcome during his time here before, and he knows what the club means to the fans and also the players. 

"He's a good guy, he works hard and he will be coming here to put his stamp on things, which is what I want."

Emnes becomes Swansea's third major signing of the summer transfer window, joining the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis and Lukasz Fabianski in Monk's new-look squad.

And the Swans manager is pleased with how his squad is shaping up ahead of the new season but feels there could be further transfer activity before the 2014-15 campaign begins.

He added: "Hopefully we'll have one or two more bits and pieces of business that can be done, but as in terms of building the squad, I am very happy."