Britton pens fresh Swans deal
Swansea's Leon Britton has committed his future to the Welsh club by signing a new three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.
Last Updated: 31/03/12 9:17am
Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has committed his future to the Welsh club by signing a new three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.
The 29-year-old had a deal until the summer of 2013, although he will now be staying with Brendan Rodgers' side until the end of the 2014/15 campaign.
The passing machine has been a key performer for last season's promoted team, featuring in 28 Premier League games as Swansea look good to retain their top-flight status.
It is the second spell with the Swans for the former Sheffield United man and he would like to remain with the Welsh side until he retires.
"I'm pleased to complete the deal," he told the club's official website. "It was an easy decision for me to make, although I still find it strange when I look back to the day I left for Sheffield United.
"I didn't even think I would be back in Swansea colours, let alone playing for the club in the Premier League armed with a new three-year contract.
"That will take me up to my 32nd birthday, but I'd like to think that if I can keep myself fit and healthy, live my life right, then I can go on until my mid to late thirties.
"In an ideal world I'd like to stay at Swansea until the day I retire - or they retire me! - because I love it here and the club has a bright future ahead of it.
"Our debut season in the Premier League has gone well so far and everyone wants to build on that. If we all stick together then, like I said, the future is bright."