Former Newcastle Jest goalkeeper Mark Birighitti has signed with English premier League club, Swansea City.

Birighitti joins Swansea on a two-year deal after becoming a free agent at the end of last season.

“I'm very happy with the move,” Birighitti told Swansea's website.

“A lot of hard work has gone into it, and I'm very grateful and humbled by the opportunity to represent such a prestigious and fantastic club.

“I'm really looking forward to it. As a young footballer growing up you dream of playing in big leagues around the world such as the Premier League, which is the best in the world.

“Hopefully I can repay the club for the faith they have shown in me.

“Before coming here I knew there would be strong competition at the club. Kristoffer is a very good goalkeeper and Gerhard is too.

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

“But my plan is to take each training session as they come and try to be better than them. I have to make sure when the opportunity comes that I take the opportunity with both hands and don't look back.”

Birighitti made 77 appearances for the Jets from 2012 to 2016. He has also been capped by the Socceroos on one occasion.