Amat pens new Swans contract
11th March 2015
Jordi Amat is looking forward to more exciting times at Swansea City after signing a new deal that will secure him to the club until 2018.
With Angel Rangel penning a one-year extension on Tuesday, Amat becomes the second member of Garry Monk's squad to agree a new deal in as many days.
The centre-back, who had two years remaining on his previous deal, has also signed a one-year extension.
And he revealed his delight in putting pen to paper on a longer contract.
"I'm so happy because it's important to know the club has confidence and faith in me," said Amat.
"I work hard every day for this, and the chairman has been very good to me, so I was delighted to sign an extension.
"I'm very happy to be here. It's a very exciting time to be part of this club. The team, the staff, the club - it's a big family here and I really like that.
"It was a big decision to move my family here. I was moving to a new country and a new league, but it has worked out really well and we really enjoy our time in the city and talking to supporters.
"I've played games in the Premier League, the cups and the Europa League, so it has been an amazing experience for me here already.
"But this is hopefully just the start. It's getting better every year at the club, we are achieving more and more."
Amat made a solid start to the current campaign under Monk, playing alongside skipper Ashley Williams in the first four league games before a knee injury sidelined him for six weeks.
The 22-year-old, along with Kyle Bartley, has provided strong competition for Williams and summer signing Federico Fernandez, having made nine appearances in total so far.
And Amat, who made 30 appearances during his first campaign in SA1 following his switch from Espanyol, is relishing the challenge of winning his place back in Monk's starting plans in the remaining ten games.
"The injury was a tough moment for me, but it happens in football," admitted Amat.
"You just have to keep working hard and along with the support of the club it makes you stronger.
"I obviously want to play every week, and that's what I work towards in every single training session.
"But I understand the manager has only two players to pick in that position. And I do everything I can to show him that I am ready whenever he needs me.
"Things can change quickly in football, and you need to be ready and prepared to play in every single game. That is the way you help your team-mates, which obviously helps the team overall, and that's what we all want."
He added: "As a team we are in a very good position. We are playing well and to have 40 points already is incredible.
"Now it's about pushing hard in the last ten games to finish as high as possible."