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UPDATED 04:36 2nd February 2015


Swansea City have completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Jack Cork on January 30, 2014.
The former England Under-21 international penned a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty for an undisclosed fee.
Cork, the son of former Swans boss Alan Cork, gave Garry Monk further options in midfield although he has previously featured at right-back for England U21s.
He made 151 appearances in all competitions for Southampton, including a previous loan spell in 2008.
While at St Mary’s, Cork helped the Saints win promotion to the Premier League after finishing runners-up in the Championship.
His performances with Southampton also earned him a place in Great Britain’s squad for the 2012 Olympics, where he won three caps.
He began his career with Chelsea at the age of nine, and went on to captain their Youth and Reserve teams.
Cork gained valuable experience over the next few years during loan spells at Bournemouth – for whom he made his senior debut against the Swans – along with Scunthorpe, Southampton, Watford, Coventry and Burnley.
After impressing while out on loan, Cork left Stamford Bridge to return to Southampton in 2011, going on to help the Saints book their ticket to the Premier League and become established in the top flight.
Cork became the fourth and final signing of the January transfer window, following Kyle Naughton, Matt Grimes and loanee Nelson Oliveira.
He was hugely impressive during his first five months at the Liberty. The defensive midfielder featured 15 times in the league in the second half of the season, and scored his first goal for the club in April against Newcastle which set the Swans a new record points tally in the Premier League.
Made 36 appearances in 2015-16, with his one goal proving good enough to win the club's goal of the season award.

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