Swans confirm Cork signing

30th January 2015

Swansea City have completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Jack Cork, subject to Premier League and international clearance.
The former England Under-21 international has penned a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty for an undisclosed fee.
Cork, the son of former Swans boss Alan Cork, will give Garry Monk further options in midfield, although he has previously featured at right-back for England U21s.
He will not be eligible to face his former club this Sunday, however, as the deal was completed after today's noon deadline.



The 25-year-old, who scored three times in 15 appearances for Southampton this season, made 151 appearances in all competitions for the club including a previous loan spell in 2008.
While at St Mary's, Cork helped the Saints win promotion to the Premier League after finishing runners-up in the Championship.
His performances with Southampton also earned him a place in Great Britain's squad for the 2012 Olympics, where he won three caps.
He began his career with Chelsea at the age of nine, and went on to captain their Youth and Reserve teams.



Cork gained valuable experience over the next few years during loan spells at Bournemouth - for whom he made his senior debut against the Swans - along with Scunthorpe, Southampton, Watford, Coventry and Burnley.
After impressing while out on loan, Cork left Stamford Bridge to return to Southampton in 2011, going on to help the Saints book their ticket to the Premier League and become established in the top flight.
Cork becomes the fourth signing of the January transfer window, following Kyle Naughton, Matt Grimes and loanee Nelson Oliveira.