Swans the "perfect fit" for Sam

23rd August 2017
First team

Sam Clucas believes Swansea City is the “perfect fit” for him after completing his move from Hull City.

The 26-year-old completed his medical and put pen to paper on a four-year contract that reignited his Premier League dream.

Having been released as a 16-year-old by Leicester City, the midfielder fought his way back to the top-flight via college, a department store cafe job and non-league football. There was a confidence-boosting spell in Spain in the Glenn Hoddle Academy; then five different leagues in five years that ended with promotion and then relegation from the Premier League.

“Now I’ve found my way to Swansea,’’ declared Clucas with a huge smile. “It’s taken me a long time to drive here from Hull, but now I really can’t wait to get started.

“There were a couple of clubs interested, but I felt Swansea was the perfect fit for me. I played quite a few times against Swansea last season when we drew them in the cup and then in the relegation fight together.

“I’ve seen a lot of Swansea and one of the main reasons I decided to come here was because of the way they play football. I think it suits me.

“I had a bitter sweet season last year with relegation. Because of my playing background, I never thought I would play in the Premier League so I relished every game I played. From the first time I kicked a ball in the Premier League it was a dream come true.

“Once you've had a taste for the Premier League you always want to go back. So when the chance came up for me to do that again at Swansea, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands.’’