WA keeper Mark Birighitti signs for English Premier League club Swansea City

Mark Birighitti at the Liberty Stadium. Picture: Swansea City Football Club/Facebook
Mark Birighitti at the Liberty Stadium. Picture: Swansea City Football Club/Facebook

FORMER ECU Joondalup and Perth SC goalkeeper Mark Birighitti has joined Swansea City.

Swansea City have completed the signing of Australian goalkeeper on a free transfer after the 25-year-old’s Newcastle Jets contract expired.

He arrives at the Liberty Stadium on a two-year deal.

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Birighitti, who has one international cap to his name, joins Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Gerhard Tremmel in providing competition to first-choice keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

“Before coming here I knew there would be strong competition at the club,” he told the club’s official website.

“Kristoffer is a very good goalkeeper and Gerhard is too.

“Watching the Euros back home in Australia, I saw Lukasz have a fantastic tournament (for Poland). He was probably one of the best goalkeepers in the tournament.”

Birighitti, who kept four clean sheets in 26 appearances for the Jets last season, previously spent six months on loan at Varese in Italy’s Serie B, where Gabriele Ambrosetti – currently on the Swansea coaching staff – served as sporting director.