Tottenham centre-back Steven Caulker has joined Premier League new boys Swansea City on a season-long loan.
Caulker spent last season on loan with Championship outfit Bristol City before an ankle injury saw his season come to a pre-mature end in March.
City were keen to have him back at Ashton Gate again next season but the 19-year-old has opted against a move back to Bristol.
Swansea and fellow Premier League newcomers Norwich City were both vying for his signature and Caulker admitted that once interest from the the Swans became concrete, he would be happy to move to Wales based side for the season.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins was delighted with a move and, of the deal, told the clubs official website
“We are delighted to have agreed terms with Tottenham regarding a deal for Steven.
“The deal has been very close for the last couple of weeks. I met (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy at a Premier League meeting in Darlington and spoke at length about Steven.
“We feel his general size and ability are perfect qualities to add to our team.
“Steven is a young, upcoming player that is a big talent, and he is looking forward to being part out our squad in the Premier League.
“It is an exciting signing for us. There was other interest in him prior to this deal being agreed, but Tottenham felt it was perfect for Steven to continue his deal here.”
Caulker has only made one senior appearance for Spurs but the 19-year-old is said to be highly rated by the management team.