Transfer news: A-League keeper signs for EPL club

Mark Birighitti has signed with EPL outfit Swansea City.
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Former Newcastle Jets' keeper Mark Birighitti has signed for English Premier League club Swansea City.

The Hyundai A-League star, 25, was unveiled by Swansea City overnight and he said it was humbling to join the Swans ahead of the new English Premier League season. 

He joins on a two-year deal after becoming a free agent. 

Lukasz Fabianski, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Gerhard Tremmel also vying for the No. 1 role at the club but the Aussie who's had a fabulous season in Australia is hoping to take his chance. 

“I’m very happy with the move,” Birighitti told www.swanseacity.net. 

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“A lot of hard work has gone into it, and I’m very grateful and humbled by the opportunity to represent such a prestigious and fantastic club. 

“I’m really looking forward to it. As a young footballer growing up you dream of playing in big leagues around the world such as the Premier League, which is the best in the world. 

“Growing up, I watched a lot of English football and it was something I wanted to achieve in my career. 

“Hopefully I can repay the club for the faith they have shown in me. 

“Before coming here I knew there would be strong competition at the club. Kristoffer is a very good goalkeeper and Gerhard is too. 

“Watching the Euros back home in Australia, I saw Lukasz have a fantastic tournament. He was probably one of the best goalkeepers in the tournament. 

“But my plan is to take each training session as they come and try to be better than them. I have to make sure when the opportunity comes that I take the opportunity with both hands and don’t look back.” 

This article was originally published at: http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/former-newcastle-jets-goalkeeper-mark-birighitti-signs-with-epl-club-swansea-city/lg7g87kzenxt10cff4ig1eslt.