David Ngog is delighted to have signed a short-term contract with Swansea City, and could make his debut for his new club on Tuesday night.
The 24-year-old was first introduced to English football when Rafael Benitez signed him for Liverpool in 2008, and he spent three years on Merseyside without ever really establishing himself as a first team regular. He moved on to Bolton Wanderers during the summer of 2011, and has scored 14 goals in 81 league appearances for the club.
With his contract at the Reebok Stadium set to expire at the end of the season, there had been rumours that the striker would be sold during the January window. Swansea were linked with his signature last week, and now it has been confirmed that the Premier League side have signed him for an undisclosed fee on a deal until the summer.
“I think Swansea are a very good club,” said the former France U21 international.” They have shown over the last couple of years that they are a good Premier League side. I want to help the team win games and improve in the Premier League. If I can bring my quality to the team, I will be delighted. Swansea are a team who like to keep the ball and play good football. Overall, it’s a really good opportunity for me, and I am glad to be here.”
The arrival of Ngog will ease some of the pressure the Swans have been feeling in their attacking department. Their man provided of goals, Michu, is currently sidelined with an ankle injury, and this has left Michael Laudrup with Wilfried Bony and loanee Alvaro Vazquez as options. The Danish coach is now hoping to his new signing will be cleared to appear against Fulham in the Premier League on Tuesday night.