DEADLINE DAY: Swansea City complete deal for Getafe striker Alvaro Vazquez
SWANSEA City have completed the signing of Getafe striker Alvaro Vazquez on a season-long loan deal, subject to international clearance.
Michael Laudrup has been searching for an alternative frontman ever since landing Wilfried Bony in the early stages of pre-season.
And the hunt for a forward has come to an end after Vazquez tied up his loan move to the Liberty Stadium.
"We have agreed to sign Alvaro Vazquez on a season-long loan with the option of a purchase after that," Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins told the Evening Post.
"Michael knows the player very well and, when you weigh up what else we have in the squad, a young player with potential who has already done well out in Spain looks like the right signing for us at this stage."
Swansea have made enquiries about a number of forwards in recent weeks, with Laudrup confirming Vazquez was one name on his list last week.
The 22-year-old made his La Liga debut for Espanyol back in 2010 and has since racked up 90 appearances in the Spanish top flight, scoring 14 goals.
Vazquez, who has played for Spain throughout the youth football ranks, moved to Getafe last summer but was keen to move on after a difficult spell with the Madrid club.
"Vazquez is a young player I know from his time at Espanyol and now Getafe," said Laudrup.
"He is a little different to the strikers we have and has the characteristics we have been looking for. He will give us a different option."
Swansea, meantime, do not expect any departures before tonight's transfer deadline.
There have been no enquiries either for star men like Michu and Ashley Williams or fringe figures Leroy Lita and Curtis Obeng.