14:45 27th January 2014
. . . French striker heads to the Liberty after Bolton switch
Swansea City have today completed the signing of Bolton striker David Ngog.
Ngog, whose contract at Bolton was due to expire this summer, has joined for an undisclosed fee until the end of the season after he underwent a successful medical in Swansea this afternoon.
The 24-year-old, who started his career with Paris Saint-Germain, gives Michael Laudrup further attacking options with club-record signing Wilfried Bony and loanee Alvaro Vazquez the only fit forwards while Michu is injured.
Ngog, who trained with his new team-mates for the first time this afternoon, is eligible to feature in Tuesday night’s league fixture with Fulham at the Liberty after he signed before the noon deadline.
A graduate of PSG’s youth academy, Ngog then broke into the first team, where he played 18 times for the French giants.
Identified as a hugely promising talent by Liverpool’s scouting team, then manager Rafa Benitez took him to Anfield in a £1.5million deal.
Ngog spent three years with the Reds, scoring 19 goals in 94 games, where he gained experience in European competitions having featured in their Europa League and Champions League campaigns.
The striker joined Bolton for £4million in August 2011, but he couldn’t prevent the Trotters from relegation in the top-flight.
Last season, Ngog scored eight times in 31 appearances as Bolton missed out on a play-off spot via goal difference.
On the international stage, Ngog has represented France from Under-16-Under-21 level, scoring 24 goals in 46 games for his country through that period.