Swans' Dutch connection
6th July 2016
Swansea City have kicked off their summer transfer business by going double Dutch after Mike van der Hoorn followed Leroy Fer into the Liberty Stadium.
Defender van der Hoorn has arrived for an undisclosed fee from Ajax, while midfielder Fer has completed a permanent switch to Wales after impressing during a loan spell from Queens Park Rangers last season.
The duo are the latest in a line of players from the Netherlands who have worn Swans colours.
Here we take a look at some other Dutch Swans....
The stylish midfielder joined the Swans in the summer of 2010 after a successful trial, and would go on to make 47 appearances for the club - including a start in their first ever Premier League game at Manchester City.
Agustien left for Brighton in 2013, and has since had spells at Danish club Vendsyssel FC and Hamilton.
Now 29, he is currently a free agent and has been training at former club AZ Alkmaar.
The Swans paid ADO Den Haag around £85,000 to land Bodde in 2007, and that proved to be an inspired piece of business.
The hugely talented Bodde, a midfield playmaker who was also strong in the tackle, helped Roberto Martinez's team to the League One title in 2008 and then shone in the Championship before his career was ruined by a succession of knee problems.
Bodde ended up leaving the Liberty in 2012 and was later forced to retire.
JONATHAN DE GUZMAN
One of Michael Laudrup's first moves as Swans boss was to sign de Guzman on a season-long loan from Villarreal in 2012, and he ended up staying for a second campaign before joining Napoli.
A box-to-box midfielder with good energy and an eye for goal, de Guzman scored 15 goals in 93 Swans appearances - including two in the Capital One Cup final - which was good enough form to book him a ticket to the 2014 World Cup.
DORUS DE VRIES
Former Den Haag keeper de Vries joined the Swans on a free transfer from Dunfermline when Martinez was at the helm in 2007.
A fine shot-stopper and superb distributor of the ball, de Vries proved to be a big hit at the Liberty as he made more than 200 appearances and helped the club to two promotions, first from League One and then the Championship.
He left for Wolves following the Swans' climb into the Premier League, and now plays for Nottingham Forest.
Emnes needed little time to win over the Jack Army - he scored the winner in a South Wales derby in only his fourth appearance after joining on loan from Middlesbrough in the 2010-11 season.
A second loan spell followed in the second half of 2013-14, before the forward finally became a full-time Swan the following summer.
In all, he has scored six goals in 36 appearances for the Swans.
Having come through the ranks at Manchester United, winger Gorre was snapped up by the Swans after he was released by the Old Trafford giants in 2013.
He has since spent the majority of his time playing for the Swans' development squad, although he did get a taste of first-team football at Crystal Palace at the end of the 2014-15 campaign.
After a loan spell with Den Haag last season, the 21-year-old is back in SA1 trying to impress Francesco Guidolin.
A versatile defender capable of playing on either side of defence, Tiendalli joined the Swans in September 2012 after Neil Taylor suffered a serious injury.
The former FC Twente player would make 21 appearances that season, claiming a Capital One Cup winners' medal along the way and scoring one goal.
After his first contract expired, Tiendalli re-signed for the Swans in August 2013 and made another 25 appearances for the club before departing just over two years later.
CEDRIC VAN DER GUN
Winger van der Gun had played for the likes of Ajax and Borussia Dortmund before joining Paulo Sousa's Swans in 2009.
Though he had endured injury troubles before arriving in Wales, van der Gun did manage 42 appearances in the white shirt over the next two seasons and chipped in with a respectable seven goals.
He was part of the squad which won promotion to the Premier League, though his game-time was limited under Brendan Rodgers and he was released after victory in the play-off final.
Following de Vries's exit, the Swans needed a new first-choice keeper as they prepared for life in the Premier League in 2011.
Rodgers landed Utrecht stopper Vorm, and the Dutch international was a star performer in that maiden top-flight campaign, when he was named player of the year.
An agile No. 1 who was renowned for saving penalties, Vorm was as good with his feet as he was with his hands, and served the Swans well until he departed for Tottenham Hotspur in 2014.
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