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Monk Delighted To Sign New 3-Year Deal

Monk Delighted To Sign New 3-Year Deal

Swansea City captain Garry Monk said he was delighted to sign a new 3-year contract at the club, keeping him at the Liberty Stadium until 2012.

The 30 year-old told the Evening Post:

'I'm delighted to seal the new deal,''

'It's something I've wanted for a long time.

'I absolutely love it at Swansea and it has never crossed my mind to play anywhere else.

'My relationship with the chairman, board, manager, club staff and the fans is fantastic and I was more than happy to make a long-term commitment to the club.

'This is my sixth season here and I've seen the club make massive progress on and off the field.

'To think the club nearly went out of the league a few years ago is hard to believe when you consider where we are now in the Championship. We are not only competing in this league, we are posing a real threat.

'But there is more to come from this team and this club. We are candidates and hopefully this will be our year to go one better than last season.'


Monk has followed fellow defenders Alan Tate and Ashley Williams in putting pen to paper on new deals in recent months.

'Whatever the season brings, it will always be an honour for me to captain Swansea City. The pleasure I get from playing in a side that plays the type of football we do is immense,' added Monk.

'I've lost count of the number of strikers who have turned to me on the pitch and said they can't believe how much quality football we play. To receive that sort of compliment from your peers is the biggest you can get.

'The way we play is a massive draw for me and the rest of the squad. It's a pleasure to captain such a team — the biggest honour of my career.''


Manager Paulo Sousa also added that Monk is a very important player in the squad:

'Garry is one of the players we think is very important to our project for his experience, quality and leadership,''

'He is an important figure in the dressing room and on the pitch. He knows the club's philosophy and I'm delighted he's committed his long-term future to us.''




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday November 11 2009
Time: 7:13PM

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Glad he signed. Just need prats and leon now!
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