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Britton Completes Return Move To Swansea City

Leon Britton has completed a shock return to Swansea City, just 6 months after the leaving the club to join Sheffield United last Summer.

The former West Ham United midfielder has signed a two and a half year contract.

Vital Swansea first heard speculation of his return 2 weeks ago and yesterday it was revealed that he was in the City for talks to make a move back to the Liberty Stadium.

Britton said when he left last Summer that it was the hardest decision of his career, but a move that he had to make as he looked for a new challenge. His relationship with former boss Paulo Sousa was also a major factor in his decision to leave for the Blades.

It never worked out at Sheffield United - a team struggling near the relegation zone compared to a high flying Swans who are targeting promotion to the Premier League this year.

Brendan Rodgers told of his disappointment that he wouldn't be working with Leon Britton when he first arrived last Summer, but he'll be delighted to see him back, a player who regards highly.

The 28 year-old will be able to blend right back in to the team, having played in it for nearly 8 years, and there'll even more competition for places in central midfield with the likes of Darren Pratley, Joe Allen, Mark Gower, Kemy Agustien and Andrea Orlandi.

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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 20 2011

Time: 6:09PM

Your Comments

Good luck to him, I really hope he settles back in with Swans. The only good game he had was against Swans just before Xmas. I dont think the reason for his return is about a "team struggling in the relegation zone" SUFC are a huge club with twice the fan base and an infrastructure you could only dream about. I think he never really settled in the area, not helped by his girlfriend remaining 300 miles away in the Valleys. The omens werent good from the start.
gloucblade
I have no worries about this, it's not often you get a top class midfielder on the market and Leon Britton is one of the best. Let's all welcome him back after what I'm sure has been a horrible spell at Sheffield.
Philto
By the way gouchblade--your so called infrastructure has taken you very close to Division 1. You are a once big club who have fallen--get used to it----it could be a cold Spring.
Philto
Apologies for confusing your name, gloucblade
Philto
he hasn't left you just because you're struggling, things didn't work out for him but i think it is a factor, would he have come back if you were in our position? regardless of the size of your club, you are struggling at the bottom, it's simple.
eye_nose_hat
It is not the infrastructure that has taken us on a trip to the relegation zone but mismanagement from the board. Our facilities, from the youth academy to the stadium, are superior to those of most teams in the division, along with the fan base we have we can never sink too low and will remain a bigger club than the Swans for at least years to come.
bladester
who cares about that though bladester? we're up there and you're not. we've proven you don't need all of that to be successful
eye_nose_hat
very dissapointed with britton. a lot of hype for nothing. too much of a wimpy dwarf and not at all creative....he's happy just sat in the middle of the park playing the ball sideways for the full duration of the game....britton hit on the point that he joined us because we were a bigger club, with a big fanbase, great infastructure with the acadamy etc....so for him not to go back on that also makes him look a bit of a prat......lets be fair swansea have spent some good money over the last few seasons and are currently paying out some big wages......we can all do that carn't we. good look to you guys would much rather you lot go up that cheating cardiff.....now anything goes over there.....skint and brings in the likes of belamy, chopra, ollifinjana and manages to keep the likes of whittingham and many others......would love to know there seceret!!!
bladesforlife1889
talks about dyer coming in the oposite direction this evening....interesting!!
bladesforlife1889
Dyer is not an idiot bladesforlife--what the hell would he want to go to you lot for?
Philto
bladesforlife1889, There is not a chance in hell a player who has been winning consistant MoM awards and is likely to be attracting premiership interest is going to move to a team that are likely going to end up in 1st Div next year.
Aussie_Swan
Hopefully he can come back the same player was he was when he left, I'm sure he will. It suits our style of play completely and his major attribute in my opinion is his ability to end an opponents attack and regain possession for us.
KevinE
Agreed Kevin, he was great at breaking up attacks and getting the team going forward quickly. it was Sousa who cramped his style, hopefully Rodgers can nurse him back to his best.
Philto
you lot think we will go down....i fear it i must admit as any football fan would....but i do think due to the size of our club we will stay up. there aren't many grounds and set of fans that will generate an atmosphere like we do at BDTBL!!
bladesforlife1889
Blades for life Britton didn't play well for you lot because you play boring kick and rush football we get it on the deck and play it as for Dyer he isn't going anywhere at least you can look forward to the steel city derby next year in league 1
taylor2078
 

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