Britton committed to Swans
Leon Britton has stressed that he remains focused on Swansea despite being linked with Wigan.
Last Updated: 25/01/10 10:11am
Leon Britton has stressed that he remains focused on Swansea despite Wigan contacting his club about a possible move.
Latics manager Roberto Martinez, who worked with Britton during his time in charge at the Liberty Stadium, has been tipped to raid his former club during the current transfer window.
Swans chairman Huw Jenkins denied receiving a bid from Wigan over the weekend but admitted the midfielder could leave in the summer when his contract expires.
Britton had planned to make a decision on his future at the end of the season and maintains that he is still happy to stay at the club until that time.
However, he is flattered by Wigan's interest and admits he would have to look at his situation again if Swansea were to accept an offer.
"Obviously the chairman has talked about it now and there has been contact between the two clubs," Britton told the Western Mail.
"I know they have been talking and, with my contract situation, everyone knows I'm free to talk with other clubs.
"But I'm committed here and 100 per cent behind the team. I'm giving my best for Swansea, we are fourth in the league and that's where my focus is at right now.
"It's a difficult one for me. I am still here at Swansea, I am under contract and I am enjoying my football.
"I'd like to think my performances show I'm still fully committed even though these things with Wigan are going on.
"I don't really know how far down the line it is or where the talks are at, so it's not a case of me definitely leaving anyway."
Premier League dream
Britton admits he has always been desperate to play in the Premier League, although one way to play in the top flight could be to go up with Championship high-flyers Swansea.
"I've still got five months on my contract and, before Wigan's interest came around, my thoughts were focused on being here until the end of the season," he explained.
"That is still the case and I am still a Swansea player.
"If something happens and the club agrees a fee, then you have to go from there. But, if not, I am fully committed to the club and trying to get Swansea in the Premiership.
"Obviously Roberto knows me well, so he knows what I'm capable of.
"It's always nice to know that he likes me as a player and that he has made an enquiry to the club about my availability.
"And it is the Premiership as well, something that has always been the dream for me."