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Dwight Tiendalli rejoins Swansea

August 28, 2013
By ESPN staff

Swansea City have re-signed full-back Dwight Tiendalli on a three-year contract.

Dwight Tiendalli, Aaron Ramsey
PA PhotosDwight Tiendalli has signed a three-year deal with Swansea.

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Tiendalli, 27, first joined the Swans on a free transfer last summer and went on to make 25 appearances.

The Netherlands international was released earlier in the summer after failing to agree a new deal. However, the South Wales club have made the move to bring Tiendalli back to the Liberty Stadium until 2016.

Tiendalli told Swansea’s official website: "I'm very happy to have signed this contract. I had a great experience here last season and I'm delighted to be back. I know the people, the club, the stadium and the city. For me it's amazing to get back and to be part of Swansea City again.

"It took a little bit longer than expected to finalise, but my first thought was always to sign for Swansea. I played 25 games last season. That was a lot of games, more than I expected given the situation I was in last summer when I didn't have a club.

"I was very grateful to Swansea for the chance they gave me last season, especially to play in the Premier League -- the best league in the world.  Also, without Swansea I wouldn't have made an appearance in the national squad.

“I think I did a good job overall, but as a person I'm never satisfied and I believe I can always be better. At the moment though I am just happy to be back and want to get myself ready for when the manager needs me."

Tiendalli's return is good timing for the Swans with full-back Neil Taylor having recently been ruled out for the next four to six weeks with a thigh injury.

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