Swansea boss Laudrup pleased to link up again with 'fantastic' Pablo Hernandez

A deal for the Spain international is in place with Los Che, but as of yet no agreement has been reached with the player on deadline day

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has spoken in glowing terms of Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez, ahead of the player's potential move to south Wales.

The signing would show how far Swanesea have come in the last few years according to Laudrup, adding that the player did not want to move anywhere else other than the Liberty Stadium.

The 27-year-old, who has scored 24 goals in over 150 appearances for Los Che, is expected to complete his £5.5 million move to Swansea on Friday.

"I am getting a player who only wanted to come here and play for us and that's great," Laudrup said.

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"He specifically wanted to come here.

"The other players who have come here have come from smaller clubs.

"Here is a player from the third biggest club in Spain and he wants to come here. It is great for us."

 Laudrup also praised Hernandez's attitude, saying that despite moving from a big club in Spain he will give his all to the Swans cause.

"I managed Pablo in Getafe, he did fantastic for us," he said.

"He did so well and went back to Valencia, who are the equivalent in Spain of Arsenal over here.

"I think he has played 27 Champions League games in the last three seasons and made his debut in the national team.

"I am looking forward to having him here. He is a good player with the right mentality.

"Even if he comes from a big club he has that personality and mentality that he wants to go on."

 He also wished departing winger Scott Sinclair, who is all set to join Manchester City, well in his career - but warned him he will have to fight hard to play regular football at the Etihad.

"He didn't want to renew his contract and after the bid from Man City I think that's what he wanted," Laudrup said.

"Scott is going to a huge club with a lot of great players. He has a lot of quality but he will have to fight for his place in the first 11.

"But I wish him the best and I think it was best for him to move as he had made up his mind.

"If you have a player like that it is better to let him go if the figures are okay for the club."