Seems Paterson had an offer from us but he decided to go to Swansea instead.
"Russell Martin has kept a close eye on Paterson for some time, although it was the fortune of some "great timing" that gifted Swansea with the opportunity to bring the playmaker to south Wales.
"He was training at Middlesbrough, they offered him a contract, and it was just timing really," Martin told WalesOnline before the south Wales derby.
"Luke knew him from Bristol City, I spoke to Korey [Smith] about him. Korey spoke really highly about him.
"He's a player I've always liked, so I rung him and he wanted to come down straight away to train."