Rangel hails the new Three Amigos
9th July 2013
Angel Rangel has hailed the addition of Swansea City's three amigos.
Michael Laudrup has added Jose Canas, Alejandro Pozuelo and Jordi Amat to his squad to take the Swans' growing Spanish contingent up to seven.
All three players have quickly settled into the squad during the club's ten-day tour of Holland.
Rangel is the longest-serving member of the club's Spanish party, having arrived at the Liberty Stadium in 2007.
And the defender believes all three signings will have a positive impact on Laudrup's squad ahead of the new season.
"It's always great to see players come in from your own country," he said. "All three have done well in La Liga and hopefully they can show the undoubted potential that they have.
"I have seen all of them play and they are different players. Jordi is a strong defender who can play with the ball at his feet, while Canas is an aggressive midfield player and Pozuelo is small and quick and will cause problems for the opposition.
"I'm happy to help them all settle in. I know what it is like to arrive here as a new player and in a new culture."
Laudrup's men face Manchester United at the Liberty on the opening weekend of the Barclays Premier League season as they prepare to battle on four fronts this year.
And despite the league being the club's main focus, Rangel insists the squad want to prove themselves in this season's Europa League.
"It's exciting to be back in training and playing our pre-season games in Holland," he said. "Everyone enjoyed their summer but now it's time to get down to work.
"We know last year was an amazing achievement, but our main focus is the Premier League.
"But we also have three more competitions and we want to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League. If we can do that then I think that would be fantastic for the club."