Britton signs improved Swansea contract

Leon Britton

Leon Britton has signed an improved one-year contract with Swansea City, with an option of another year if he plays enough games next season.

The 34-year-old midfielder has represented Swansea in all the top four divisions since 2002, playing more than 520 games for the Welsh club.

“Leon has been and still is a fantastic servant to this football club,” said Swans chairman Huw Jenkins.

“He is a model pro and we are very proud he is representing Swansea City.”

The new deal also guarantees Britton a coaching role at Swansea after he retires from playing. He has been doing his coaching badges with the Football Association of Wales.

“I hope this new contract paves the way for Leon to remain with us for many more years to come,” Jenkins added.

“He has made a tremendous contribution to this club, both on and off the pitch, over the last 15 years.”

Britton, who made 18 appearances last season, helped Swansea avoid relegation from the Football League and rise up the divisions to become a top-eight club in the Premier League.

After having joined from West Ham United, initially on loan, in 2002, Britton remained at Swansea until 2010 when he left for Sheffield United – only to return to Swansea just months later.

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