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McEachran completes Swans loan

January 17, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran has completed his loan move to Swansea.

Josh McEachran heads to Swansea in search of further first-team experience
GettyImagesChelsea's Josh McEachran is the kind of player the competition is meant to benefit

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McEachran, 18, is rated as one of the most talented young players to come out of the club in recent times, but he has had limited first-team opportunities.

"I'm delighted, with injuries at Chelsea it has been quite hard. I'm here now and I start training tomorrow so I'm really looking forward to it," McEachran told Swansea's official website.

"There were a few others in the Premier League, but I chose Swansea because the style of football they play will suit me and Brendan had a big impact on me. I've known him from his time at Chelsea and I think he's a fantastic manager, so I look forward to working under him.

"It's a really young team here, so I think I'll fit in well and the style of play is exactly how I play.

"They play the same formation at Chelsea with one holding and two advanced midfielders, so I'd look to play in an advanced role. Hopefully I can get my place here and just play a lot more Premier League games."

A number of Premier League clubs had been linked with a loan bid, but it was confirmed this week that Swansea had agreed a deal in principle to take him for the remainder of the season.

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