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Swans the "perfect fit" for Sam

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.’’

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