Swansea City sign Portugal international Eder from Braga
1st July 2015
New signing Eder has revealed progression was key for his career after completing his move to Swansea City.
The Portuguese striker arrived from Braga today, having penned a three-year deal at the Liberty for an undisclosed fee.
Eder, who has 18 international caps, including three appearances at last year's World Cup, will bolster Garry Monk's options in the final third as the Swans look to build on a memorable 2014-15 campaign.
And the 27-year-old, who spent four years with Academica in the Portuguese top-flight before his move to Braga, is relishing his new challenge in the Barclays Premier League.
"I am very happy to have signed with Swansea. It's a big club and I believe I can progress as a footballer here," said Eder, who was born in Guinea-Bassau but moved to Portugal at an early age.
"The Premier League will be a step up for me, but I've played in the European competitions and also for my country so I've experienced different levels of the game.
"Hopefully my team-mates will help me develop and settle in quickly at the club. I can't wait to meet all of them when I report for pre-season training.
"Swansea are a solid club who have big ambitions - last season confirmed that - and it's great for me to be a part of it."
Eder becomes the fourth summer signing following the acquisitions of Andre Ayew, Franck Tabanou and Kristoffer Nordfeldt.
And Swans boss Monk was delighted to secure the striker's services.
"Eder is the type of striker we've been looking for. He has excellent attributes; strong, quick and technically sound with the ball," said Monk.
"He has a good pedigree and is a full international with Portugal. He fits our profile in terms of the players we've signed in the last two seasons because he's young, hungry and eager to prove himself in the Premier League.
"He has the characteristics we are looking for and will certainly add competition to the striking department.
"I'm looking forward to seeing him work alongside the likes of Bafe (Gomis) and Marvin (Emnes). And the fact that we've got him in early is a bonus."
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