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Captain Britton signs new deal at Swansea
June 29, 2017 / 6:49 AM / 6 months ago

Captain Britton signs new deal at Swansea

(Reuters) - Swansea City captain Leon Britton has signed a new one-year deal at the Premier League club, the Welsh team have said.

Britain Football Soccer - Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Liberty Stadium - 21/5/17West Bromwich Albion’s James Morrison in action with Swansea City’s Leon Britton Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra

The 34-year-old has made over 450 appearances for Swansea in two long-term spells at the club starting in 2003, with a six-month stint at Sheffield United in the 2010-11 campaign. Britton played 16 league games last campaign for the team who finished 15th.

“I‘m 35 in September but I feel there is plenty left in the tank for me to play in the first team and have an effect on the team...” the midfielder told the club’s website (

”My idea is to stay at the football club. I’ve spoken to the chairman and manager about the time when I do finish playing football and I can stay at the club as a coach.

“At the moment my main focus is as a player and giving everything in that respect.”

The Englishman’s new contract also includes an option for a one-year contract extension along with a guaranteed coaching role at the club after his retirement.

(Corrects Britton age in para 3)

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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