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Premier League: Swansea City captain Leon Britton signs improved one-year deal with club

Swansea City captain Leon Britton has signed a new one-year deal at the Premier League club, the Welsh team have said.

File image of Leon Britton. Reuters

File image of Leon Britton. Reuters

The 34-year-old has made over 450 appearances for Swansea in two long-term spells at the club starting in 2003, with a six-month stint at Sheffield United in the 2010-11 campaign. Britton played 16 league games last campaign for the team who finished 15th.

"I'm 35 in September but I feel there is plenty left in the tank for me to play in the first team and have an effect on the team..." the midfielder told the club's website (

"My idea is to stay at the football club. I've spoken to the chairman and manager about the time when I do finish playing football and I can stay at the club as a coach.

"At the moment my main focus is as a player and giving everything in that respect."

The Englishman's new contract also includes an option for a one-year contract extension along with a guaranteed coaching role at the club after his retirement.

Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 18:50 PM

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