Swans boss happy with progress

The two clubs have settled on an undisclosed fee for the Portuguese

goalkeeper, who will undergo a medical when the Swans start

pre-season training on Monday. The 29-year-old has agreed a

two-year contract and steps into the void created by the surprise

departure of Dorus de Vries to Wolves on a free transfer. He is the

third new face at the Liberty Stadium this summer following the

arrivals of Danny Graham and Steven Caulker ahead of Swansea’s

first Premier League campaign. Rodgers has also seen Angel Rangel

and Andrea Orlandi extend their respective stints with the Swans,

and is hopeful of further strengthening his squad before the end of

the transfer window. “It was disappointing to see some guys leave,

but that is part and parcel of football,” he said. “The focus for

us has been to keep the likes of Angel Rangel and Andrea Orlandi to

commit to the club. which I was delighted with. “And, of course, we

needed to add further quality to this squad of special players. “We

needed to look at the attacking options, and we addressed it by

brining Danny in. That was a major signing for us. “I think we

needed to strengthen at the back too, and Steven’s arrival will do

just that. He is a quality young player with a hunger to succeed in

the game. “With Dorus gone we have had to look at the goalkeeping

issue and Jose’s signing bolsters that department. “I’d say we are

still looking for three or four players to add to the team, so

things are going along nicely. “It is certainly not uncommon for

clubs to be well into their pre-season plans and then sign players,

which could well be the situation for us. “I’m happy with the way

things are going.”