DONE DEAL! Swansea City sign goalkeeper Mark Birighitti from A-League side Newcastle Jets

18 Jul

Swansea have signed Australia international Mark Birighitti on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old, who has one international cap for the Socceroos, has joined on a free transfer from A-League Newcastle Jets.

He will provide competition for Lukasz Fabianski, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Gerhard Tremmel in the race to be Francesco Guidolin’s number one.

Birighitti began his career at Adelaide United and has spent time on loan at Serie B’s Varese.

“I’m very happy with the move,” Birighitti the club’s official website.

“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.”


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