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Conversation With Nathan Redmond Led To Michael Obafemi Moving Clubs

Conversation With Nathan Redmond Led To Michael Obafemi Moving Clubs

Ireland international Michael Obafemi has explained how a conversation with Nathan Redmond saw him complete a move to Swansea City from Southampton.

Redmond and Obafemi were teammates at St Mary's before the Ireland international made a move to Swansea last week.

Redmond and Swansea boss Russell Martin played together at Norwich City, and Obafemi confirmed that Redmond's glowing reference of Martin played a role in bringing him to the Liberty Stadium.

"Nathan Redmond spoke to me as he played with the coach at Norwich," he said.

He said he would look after me, and that I should go and show the world what I can do, which is what I should do and it’s about time I do that.

I am looking forward to the future, I was looking forward to coming here in January but now I am here permanently I want to show what I can do.

I am looking forward to playing for all the Jacks.

I want to bring my experience of the Premier League, and work every day on all aspects of my game and do well in the Championship.

Obafemi has struggled in recent times since his early breakthrough with Southampton, and it is hoped that his latest move can kickstart his career.

Michael Obafemi explains Nathan Redmond role in move to Swansea

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Prior to making his move to Swansea, Obafemi was linked with a move to Blackburn Rovers.

That move, however, fell through, with Swansea the party who benefited.

"I can see that this is an amazing club, and it’s about time it gets back to where it deserves to be, which is the Premier League," he said.

"I can promise the fans I am going to work my hardest to help us win games, to score goals and to be in contention for promotion."

That’s my aim.

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