Swansea City have completed the signing of Ben Hamer, with the keeper joining for an undisclosed fee from Huddersfield Town.
𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲, 𝗕𝗲𝗻! 🧤
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) January 15, 2021
The 33-year-old, who has turned out for Derby and Leicester among others over the years, had featured in 15 games for the Terriers this season, but he recently lost his place to Ryan Schofield following an injury.
And, with Steve Cooper desperate for a backup keeper following an injury to Steven Benda, the Swans acted quickly to seal a deal for Hamer, who has agreed an 18-month contract with the Welsh side.
Given the circumstances, it’s fair to say that most Swansea fans see this as a smart bit of business from the club, as Hamer has plenty of experience, and he appears to be a capable deputy to Freddie Woodman, who has enjoyed a fine individual campaign so far.
Here we look at some of the comments following the transfer on Twitter…
Welcome Ben 👍🦢 #YJB
— Simon Williams (@sw37ans) January 15, 2021
Not stirred the loins this signing boys. 2/10.
— Gene Hunt (@ShrewsburyJack) January 15, 2021
A senior backup keeper, you love to see it
— Matt (@MattW16x) January 15, 2021
Good addition to the squad. Welcome to Swansea, Ben 🙌🏻
— Rhys (@SCFC_Rhys2) January 15, 2021
— Darren Ridd (@RiddDarren) January 15, 2021
Get in, welcome Ben
— dave (@scfcdavies) January 15, 2021
This is so necessary considering we are not 100% to secure woodman past this season. Leaving us with now 2 keepers who can be seniors in hamer and benda
— Daniel Merrix (@Danielmerrix) January 15, 2021