Swansea have completed the signing of a second Arsenal goalkeeper, with academy product Josh Vickers joining Lukasz Fabianski at the Liberty Stadium, as reported by BBC.
The Swans lost two shot-stoppers ahead of the new season, and were in need of reinforcements between the sticks. Vickers follows Gerhard Tremmel and Kristoffer Nordfeldt to the club, with all three players likely to play backup to Fabianski.
Vickers knows he’s probably going to be starting life in Wales with the U21 squad, but his two-year deal (via the BBC) could be extended if he impresses.
The 19-year-old claims he is delighted to be linking up with Fabianski and former Arsenal goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts, and is thrilled to have made the switch.
“I’m really pleased to have signed my contract with the club,” Vickers said.
“It’s going to be great to work with Tony and Lukasz again and everyone has welcomed me really well”
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We have a number of talented young shot-stoppers at the club – not to mention three potential first choice keepers in Wojciech Szczesny, David Ospina, and Petr Cech – so Vickers was unlikely to get his chance at the Emirates. Hopefully he fares better with Garry Monk at Swansea, and is able to realise his potential.