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Rangel Signs New 1-Year Contract Extension

Angel Rangel has extended his stay at the Liberty Stadium to 2011 after an automatic clause in his contract took effect this week.

The clause meant that his contract would automatically be extended by a further year if he started 23 games or more this season, and he made his 23rd appearance on Tuesday night as we drew 1-1 at Plymouth Argyle.

The Spanish full back was surrounded with full of controversy and critism a few weeks ago after hitting out at chairman Huw Jenkins - blaming him for stopping him fulfil his Premiership dream at Fulham. Jenkins denied his claims and said the club never made an offer for the defender.

Rangel said he was pleased to sign the contract extension:

"I am very happy to sign the extension,"

"It was never a concern for me.

"I have always said that Swansea gave me my opportunity in British football and I am so grateful for it. Now I see the opportunity to reach the Premiership with Swansea, which has always been my aim.

"Apart from a few days at the end of January, that has always been my main focus.

"Two seasons ago I wouldn`t have believed I would be in this position, but we have been in the play-offs for a while and really do have a good chance to get promoted.

"The good thing at Swansea is that not many players have been in the Premiership so everyone is really hungry to get there. It would be a dream for everyone here and it`s very exciting.

"Instead of moving on and trying another club, the best thing in the world would be reaching the Premiership with Swansea. I think everyone is working hard towards that and I am very happy to be a part of it."

"Before everything happened in January, I said I was looking forward to getting my extension. The Fulham thing is now forgotten and I was glad to sign.

"Fortunately I have played the 23 games (to get the extra year). I am just happy to have it sorted.

"The team is doing well, we are in a good position in the table and I`m back in the starting XI again. That`s important to me and I feel everything is going really well.

"I never thought about leaving Swansea, but, when the chance came, there was only one day to think about it and it was a difficult situation. Perhaps I shouldn`t have spoken to the press about it, but everyone makes mistakes.

"Everything is forgotten now anyway. I am 100 per cent happy here and looking forward to enjoying my football."




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 19 2010

Time: 7:26PM

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at least now we can finally put that saga to bed, good news, at least we won't risk losing him for nothing
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