Swansea City were relegated from the Premier League last term and following that, Graham Potter’s side parted ways with a few of their players leave the club in the summer transfer window.
The Welsh club allowed Jordi Amat to spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Real Betis and he rejoined Rayo Vallecano on a permanent deal in August, five years after initially spending a campaign there on a temporary basis.
Amat joined the English club from Espanyol in 2013 and a move to Madrid has seen him return to the Spanish league. Marca published the centre-back’s interview on Thursday and during the course of the discussion, he explained the reason behind his decision to leave Swansea.
“There are stages. I enjoyed a lot there for four years, but I returned to Spain on loan to Betis and at the end as they went down to the Championship, I decided to return to the La Liga, where I feel very comfortable and the adaptation has been easy,” he said.
The 26-year-old was further quizzed if his former club’s failure to stay in the top flight club competition in England had any influence on his decision to make a switch to Vallecano.
Amat said, “Yes, I think it would have changed everything. The truth is that I do not know … during my time at Betis, I was also thinking about it because I saw my team suffer from a distance.”
“The Premier League is great and I had the chance to play in the two best leagues in the world. I decided to come here, they have given us a lot of confidence from the first day, something that is appreciated.”