Swansea City have announced their first signing of the summer transfer window in the form of Dutch goalkeeper Erwin Mulder.
The 28-year-old has come to South Wales as a free agent, having turned down the offer of a contract renewal at Eredivisie side Heerenveen at the end of the season.
He follows the path of former Heerenveen ‘keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, who also came to Swansea from the Friesland outfit.
Mulder started his career at Wilfried Bony’s former employers Vitesse Arnhem before making the switch to Dutch giants Feyenoord, where he started 120 games between 2007 and 2015.
In 2015 he signed for Heerenveen as Nordfeldt’s replacement as the number-one and turned out 68 times for them in two seasons.
Speaking to the official website, Mulder expressed his excitement in joining the Swans. He said:
It is exciting. As a little boy, I had two dreams – to play in national league in Holland and also to play in the Premier League.
Now the opportunity has come and I have taken it with both hands.
The Premier League is the biggest league in the world. As a player, you want to be part of that.
With the incoming of Mulder, does that mean Nordfeldt will be heading out of the Liberty Stadium, having played just two Premier League games in two years?