Federico Fernandez: Newcastle signal defender from Swansea
Newcastle have signed Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Championship facet Swansea for a reported £6m price on a two-year deal.
The 29-year-old performed below Magpies boss Rafael Benitez at Napoli, the place he gained two Coppa Italia titles, earlier than becoming a member of Swansea in 2014.
Fernandez performed 128 video games on the Liberty Stadium, scoring twice.
“It was a protracted day however I am actually completely satisfied to be right here,” said Fernandez. “It’s a new problem in my life.”
Benitez added: “I do know Federico nicely from our time collectively at Napoli and it was a simple determination to carry him right here.
“He’s skilled, an excellent skilled and he’ll add competitors in defence.”
Fernandez turns into Newcastle’s seventh signing of the summer season switch window, becoming a member of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, defender Fabian Schar, midfielders Ki Sung-yeung and Kenedy, and strikers Salomon Rondon and Yoshinori Muto.
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