Argentina defender Federico Fernandez says he can identify with Swansea's style after agreeing a four-year deal to join the Premier League club.
Fernandez also revealed he had received a number of recommendations about the Welsh club, including one by Spanish striker Michu, who is currently on loan at Napoli from Swansea.
Fernandez's arrival at Swansea from Napoli will bolster Monk's centre-back options, which currently include captain Ashley Williams, Jordi Amat and Kyle Bartley. "It has always been my dream to play in the Premier League - it is the best in the world - and I'm grateful to Swansea for giving me this opportunity," Fernandez said.
"I asked Michu and Jordi Amat about the club. I obviously trained with Michu at Napoli, and while I was on loan at Getafe (in 2013) I played with (former Swansea loan player) Alvaro Vazquez. He is very good friends with Jordi, so I've spoken to them too.
"Michu told me it is a family club and the city is very relaxed."