Swansea City - Williams: New Contract Negotiations Were 'Easy'
UK time is: 22:10:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Williams: New Contract Negotiations Were 'Easy'

Ashley Williams admitted it was one of the easiest contract negotiations he's experienced after signing a new 3-year deal at Swansea City.

The Welsh international defender still had 2 years remaining on his current contract but he has signed a new deal which keeps him at the club in 2014.

Manager Brendan Rodgers said earlier this Summer that he wanted Williams on better terms to match the other players at the club.

Williams said:

'I appreciate the fact the club wanted to extend my future here - it was definitely something I wanted to do,'

'It was one of the easiest contract negotiations I have had in my career. Myself and the club knew what we wanted and the talks were really relaxed.

'I had two years left, but this allows me to really focus on my football here and do as much as I can for the club.

'It's great news, particularly as we are just days away from our first Premier League campaign.'

Williams has developed and improved immensely as a player since joining from Stockport County in 2008 for 400,000 and he says the Swans deserve to be in the Premier League:

'I've enjoyed every single minute since I've been here and I have been very pleased with my development,'

'I've really grown as a player and I've become a recognised player internationally too with Wales.

'When I arrived the club were playing a style in which I flourish, and it has continued until this day.

'We deserve to be a Premier League club because of the way we play.

'But we have to prove ourselves in the Premier League and stand up to some massive clubs.

'The manager has been backed in his recruitment of players, and this is such an exciting time for the players, staff, supporters, club and city.

'For me, it's great knowing that I'm a part of all of this.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 12 2011

Time: 5:20PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
hes a quality payer over the moon
Report Abuse
13/08/2011 01:14:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Phil W 30
2. eye_nose_hat 17
3. KevinE 12
4. GThomas 6
5. robbie 2
6. jonno1 1
7. CheyeneDog 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 2 - 2 AFC Bournemouth
Norwich 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 3 Arsenal
Aston Villa 1 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Stoke
Swansea 2 - 2 Spurs

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Stoke 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. WBA 13 5 2 6 -5 17
13. Watford 13 4 4 5 -2 16
14. Swansea 13 3 5 5 -4 14
15. Chelsea 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Norwich 13 3 3 7 -8 12
17. Newcastle 13 2 4 7 -12 10

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Gunners Will Decide Their Own Fate After 3-0 Win
Arsenal : 24/11/2015 21:46:00
Arsenal : 24/11/2015 21:35:01
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 Chelsea 4
Chelsea : 24/11/2015 21:34:00
11 Things Swansea City Fans Are Talking About This Week
Swansea : 24/11/2015 21:25:00
Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Chelsea - Team Sheets
Chelsea : 24/11/2015 18:53:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Bournemouth
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 0%
Naughton 0%
Williams 0%
Bartley 0%
Taylor 8%
Ki 0%
Britton 4%
Shelvey 4%
Routledge 4%
Ayew 72%
Eder 0%
Sigurdsson 0%
Montero 4%
Gomis 4%