Michael Laudrup says that new Swansea loan signing Roland Lamah's versatility was key to his decision to move for the Belgium international.
The 25-year-old, who can play on either wing or behind a striker, has joined the Swans on an 18-month deal with an option to make his move from Spanish side Osasuna a permanent one.
Injuries to other players in his squad led Laudrup to swoop for the former Anderlecht and Le Mans man, although Lamah cannot play in Swansea's FA Cup replay with Arsenal as he signed after the initial draw at the Liberty Stadium.
"He is a player we had already watched before the season started," admitted Laudrup. "He is a player who is not a forward but who can play behind the striker in all three roles.
"He has a lot of individual quality, he is quite strong and has good quality one against one as well as a good shot.
"He is a player that can be very useful for us. We saw when Pablo (Hernandez) was out for four weeks and Wayne Routledge was out as well, we missed that we didn't have players in positions with those characteristics, that's why I think it's good for us he's here.
"He has not played that much this season, Osasuna are struggling but are a strong team, but I think that he will have a chance here and I am looking forward to working with him."