All those conversations made an impression on Walsh, but he admits it was his discussions with Cooper that made a particular mark as he decided his future.
“It’s been a long summer for me, especially after the way last season went. But everything the gaffer said to me (about Swansea) was exactly what I wanted in a club, and I cannot wait to play in front of the fans at the stadium,” he said.
“I also knew a few of the lads here and they had nothing but good things to say, but I spoke with the gaffer more than any other managers I had spoken to at other clubs.
“The belief he was putting in me, and the fact he has known me from a young age helped me a lot. He knows the type of player I am.