Pablo Hernandez makes Swansea City departure

7th August 2014

Swansea City's Spanish international Pablo Hernandez has joined Qatar club Al-Arabi for an undisclosed fee.

Hernandez made 57 league appearances during his two years at the Swans, scoring five goals, but now links up with the Doha-based club, who are managed by former Romanian and Chelsea right-back Dan Petrescu.

The 29-year-old became the Swans' record signing in August 2012 when he arrived from Valencia for a £5.55million fee - a deal that surpassed the previous record for Ki Sung-Yueng by £55,000.

The four-cap international made his Swans debut off the bench in a 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa, while he notched his first goal two months later as his strike denied Chelsea victory at the Liberty.

Hernandez picked up a winners medal as the Swans lifted the Capital One Cup that season, while in the following campaign he helped the club reach the Europa League last 32 along with a 12th-placed finish in the top flight.

Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Pablo for his services, and wish him well in his career.