Williams signs new Swans deal
Swansea City defender Ashley Williams has signed a three-year extension to his contract.
Last Updated: 12/08/11 6:30pm
Swansea City defender Ashley Williams has signed a three-year extension to his contract at the Liberty Stadium.
Williams has been discussing a new deal with the Swans for several weeks and was always keen to stay with Brendan Rodgers' side.
He had been linked with a move to fellow Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers, but stated last month that his intention was to remain in South Wales.
The 26-year-old has now pledged his future to Swansea ahead of the club's opening game in the top flight away to Manchester City on Monday.
Williams is delighted to have agreed a new contract and believes the future is bright for Swansea.
He told skysports.com: "I am delighted to have signed the new deal and pledged my future to Swansea.
"I am happy to have everything resolved and now we can focus the games ahead. These are exciting times for the club and I am happy to be involved.
"The club have tied down a lot of players including myself to new contracts and spent some money in the transfer market so that is fair play to them."
Williams' agent, Pete Smith, of New Era Global Sports admitted the player was happy to sort out his future.
"Everyone involved has worked hard to get this deal done and we are all delighted it has been resolved," Smith told skysports.com.
"Ashley loves being at Swansea and now his future has been sorted out he can look forward to the start of the season."