Alberto Paloschi
Alberto Paloschi has made the switch to the Premier League Getty Images

Swansea City have signed Alberto Paloschi from Chievo on a three-and-a-half-year deal. The 26-year-old Italian striker has joined the south Wales club for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

Paloschi, a former Italy Under-21 international, is the club's first major signing of the January transfer window. The move will see him reunited with the new Swansea head coach, Francesco Guidolin, whom he played under during his time at Parma.

"I'm very happy to be here," Paloschi said of his move to Swansea, according to The Guardian. "I worked with Francesco for two seasons at Parma and we got promoted.

"When I received a call from my agent to tell me that Swansea were interested it was great, but even more so because of the manager. It makes a big difference."

Paloschi arrives at Swansea with the club in the midst of a relegation battle. The Swans currently languish in 15th position in the Premier League, but the Italian star hopes his goals will help the club to secure their survival this season.

"I know the situation of the club and, being a striker, I know the expectation is to score goals and I've come here to do that," the new Swansea man said.