CHELSEA defender Bashir Humphreys is keen to follow in the footsteps of Conor Gallagher and now Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi after joining Swansea City.
After the decision was made by the board to allow him to depart the club this summer window on loan – Humphreys was determined to make a move to Swansea City in hope that it would propel him into becoming a regular in the Premier League.
Both Gallagher and Guehi shined during their time at Swansea and Humphreys revealed the pair only had positive things to say about Swansea, and he hopes to can emulate the impression they made during their loans.
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“What those guys did at Swansea shows it is a good pathway and it is almost an inspiration to me,” he said.
“I know both of them personally, and I have spoken to them and they only had good things to say about this club.
“That was a big tick in the box for me, it was the check I needed.
“They talked about the club and the city. They loved being here, and they said the people here were so friendly and always looking out for you, which is important.”
with his move complete, his aim is to work hard, learn as quickly as possible and build an understanding with his new teammates.
“To be honest, my favoured foot has swayed over the years depending on which position I have been playing in,” he added.
“Now I am definitely more confident playing on my left foot, but I can use my right foot when I’ve played at right-back so I am not fussy about it.
“In terms of how I am as a player, I like to think I am a character and I hope I can show that on the pitch.
“I like to see myself as a leader, coming through the age groups at CHELSEA I have been captain and I like to build connections and relationships with other players, if I can help someone then that person can help me too. It’s really important.
“I am a hard worker, I am ready to learn at all times and to adapt. If I need to do a shift in a different position to help then I will do it.”
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