Leon Britton agrees new Swansea deal

22 Aug

Leon Britton in action for Swansea against Burnley


Leon Britton played in Swansea’s opening Premier League win over Burnley

Midfielder Leon Britton will remain with Swansea City until the summer of 2018 after agreeing a one-year extension to his contract.

Britton has played 514 games for the Welsh club since first joining on loan in 2002.

The 33-year-old did not rule out reaching the 600 game landmark.

“Getting up to 600 appearances for the club might be a big ask, but you have always got to have targets,” said Britton.

“If you include the loan deals when I first came, I have now signed 13 contracts at Swansea.

“You never know, there might be a 14th – it’s down to me to try to prove I can still do a job. “

Britton missed Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Hull City with illness but made his 514th appearances in the o1-0 win at Burnley on the opening weekend of the Premeir League season.

“Looking forward, I know my role will change a little bit in terms of not playing as regularly as I have done over the years,” he added.

“I have spoken to the manager about that and I understand it. I have said to him that I am ready to start, to come on or just to be involved in the squad and trying to help the other players.

“But I still feel fresh, I still train well and I still feel I can get around the pitch, so I think there is life in me yet.”

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