Swansea City's new signing Sam Clucas: 'A couple of clubs wanted me'

Clucas: 'A couple of clubs wanted me'
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Sam Clucas reveals that he received interest from other clubs before joining Swansea City from Hull City.

Sam Clucas has revealed that a "couple of clubs" expressed an interest in signing him, but Swansea City stood out.

The Welsh outfit confirmed on Wednesday that a deal to sign the midfielder had been completed.

It has been widely reported that Swansea paid £16.5m for the Leicester City graduate, who has penned a four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.

After finalising his move, Clucas told the club's official website: "There were a couple of clubs interested, but I felt Swansea was the perfect fit for me. 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."

Clucas could make his debut against Crystal Palace this weekend.

Sam Clucas of Hull City celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at the KC Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Hull, England.
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