Wales youngster Joe Rodon pens new deal with Swansea City
Wales Under-21s international Joe Rodon has penned a new deal with club side Swansea City.
Rodon’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season, but the Swans have now tied down the youngster to a four-year contract.
This season, the centre-back has made 12 appearances for his Swansea City.
The 21-year-old was called up to the Wales senior squad for the games against Ireland and Spain but failed to make an appearance.
Speaking to Swansea City’s official website, Rodon said: “It’s great news for me and my family.
“I’m delighted to get it done which means I can now concentrate on my football and look forward to the future.
“The last few months have gone so quickly – reality still hasn’t hit me.
“To get this new deal is another dream come true. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”
The Llangyfelach-born player is a Swansea City youth academy product.
He spent last season on loan at Football League side Cheltenham Town, where he made 12 appearances.
Rodon has since made 12 senior appearances for Swansea City in the Championship, going from a former Swansea City season-ticket holder to now a player, for his boyhood team.
Manager Graham Potter was delighted to see one of his defenders signed to a long-term deal.
Speaking to Swansea City’s official website, Potter said: “It’s fantastic news for everyone connected with the club and I am really pleased for Joe,
“First and foremost he’s a top lad. We enjoy working with him every day and it’s great to see how he has developed this season.
“He has stepped into the first team in a really impressive way and we are now looking forward to the next stage of his development because there’s a lot more for him to do and Joe knows that.
“He hasn’t played many games yet and he wants to get better and strive for more.
“We are delighted to have him here with us. It’s our job now to continue helping him improve.”
Swansea City are scheduled to play Rotherham United on the weekend.