Versatile defender Dwight Tiendalli has re-joined Swansea City, with the Dutch international signing a new three year deal.

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tiendalliThe Surinam born player left Swansea in the summer after contract talks broke down then, but recent talks have had a satisfactory outcome for both parties meaning the player will stay in South Wales for three more years.

Tiendalli joined Swansea City on a free from FC Twente to act as back-up, after Neil Taylor picked up an injury that would keep him out for most of last season, however Welsh youngster Ben Davies put in some great performances for the Swans meaning that Tiendalli would play most of his games down the right-hand side of the pitch.

By putting in some good performances of his own, Tiendalli put himself into the frame of Holland boss Louis van Gaal. Van Gaal sent his assistant Danny Blind down to Swansea to take a closer look at the defender. Tiendalli was eventually called up for Holland’s tour of Asia in June. He made his debut as a sub against Indonesia replacing Daryl Janmaat at half-time. Four days later he started at right-back against China.

After the earlier talks had broken down, Tiendalli’s future was unknown for a long time. Talking to the official Swansea City website Tiendalli said he’s happy to be back at the club and he hopes he can even improve on last season’s outings.

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