Painter agrees Swans stay
Marcos Painter is hoping to contribute to a bright future at Swansea after signing a new contract.
Last Updated: 11/09/08 11:46am
Marcos Painter is hoping to contribute to a bright future at Swansea City after signing a new contract at Liberty Stadium.
The 22-year-old defender has put pen-to-paper on a 'long-term performance related' deal which ties him to the Swans beyond 2010.
And having agreed to stay with the Championship outfit, Painter - who was in the final year of his previous contract - is hoping to help Swansea progress.
"I'm very happy to have signed a new contract with Swansea City," Painter told the club's official website.
"With my contract finishing at the end of the season it is good that I've been able to sign a new deal at such an early stage of the campaign, meaning that I can go out now and concentrate on my football.
"I'm happy at the club, I'm enjoying my football and I feel that it's an exciting time to be a part of Swansea City.
"We're moving in the right direction and hopefully we can build on the fantastic start we have made to the season, starting by putting in a good performance at Crystal Palace on Saturday."
Swansea manager Roberto Martinez is also pleased to have secured the future of Painter.
"We are delighted that Marcos has decided to commit his future to us," added Martinez.
"He has developed massively over the past 16 months and at his age it is great news that he wants to carry on progressing as a player and committing himself to this football club.
"We all feel that he'll carry on fulfilling his potential with Swansea City and we're delighted to see Marcos in a white shirt for the long-term."