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Britton Disappointed With Sousa Contract Comments

Britton Disappointed With Sousa Contract Comments

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has released a statement today about his future at the club and his disappointment regarding Paulo Sousa's recent comments regarding a new contract.

Britton is in his 8th season at the club but his future is very much in doubt as he has abandoned plans to sign a new contract before the end of the season.

There's plenty of rumours suggesting that the former West Ham United midfielder is seeking a move closer to his family in London and it's becoming more and more likely now that we will lose him on a free in the Summer. Hopefully not, and hopefully he decides his future still lies in South Wales.

Swansea City boss Paulo Sousa revealed last week that Leon Britton has been offered the best contract in the history of the club which he has turned down.

Britton was disappointed with the comments and responded:

'I am surprised and disappointed that the nature of my contract talks has been made public,'

'My advisor has been talking with the club since mid-September in what have been amicable and productive discussions.

'At the last round of talks, it was agreed that all further discussions would be postponed until the end of the season so that I could focus on my performances for the club.

'I remain 100 per cent committed to Swansea City as my eight seasons have proved, and I will continue to give 100 per cent in every game I play between now and the end of the season with the ultimate aim of getting the club to the Premier League.

'Any further discussion regarding my contract will be resumed at the end of the season as agreed.'


Chairman Huw Jenkins said:

'We have got a great relationship with Leon and we have to accept that it is his right not to sign the contract on offer,'

'We hope he will change his mind and sign, but he wants to leave it until the end of the season and we owe it to him to accept that because of the service he has given us.

'We won't be selling him, but these things work two ways and the job for Paulo and myself is to do what's best for the club.

'We have got no doubt Leon will be committed from now until the end of the season, but while he looks at his options we have to review the situation too.

'Paulo has made the point that he has to look at bringing other players in to strengthen the squad. With the uncertainty there is, both sides have options.'



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday December 14 2009
Time: 6:41PM

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