Dwight Tiendalli has settled into his new surroundings at the Liberty.
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15:03 28th August 2013
. . . Dutch full-back seals Liberty return
Swansea City have secured the return of Dutch international Dwight Tiendalli on a three-year contract, subject to a medical.
The full-back made 25 appearances for the Swans last season after arriving as a free agent in September as cover for the injured Neil Taylor.
Tiendalli's form in either of the full-back positions was good enough to earn him an international call-up to the Dutch squad alongside teammates Michel Vorm and Jonathan de Guzman.
Although his return to the Liberty Stadium looked unlikely after failing to agree a new deal in the summer, Tiendalli arrived in Swansea this afternoon to sign a three-year deal.
"I'm very happy to have signed this contract," declared Tiendalli. "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 perfectly timed with Neil Taylor out for the next four to six weeks with a thigh injury.