Ben Lloyd signs new Swansea City contract through to 2026

20th April 2023
Ben Lloyd

Swansea City midfielder Ben Lloyd has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until the end of June 2026.

The highly-rated 18-year-old’s previous deal – his first as a professional - had been due to expire in the summer of 2024.

A lifelong Swans fan among a family of Jacks, Lloyd has been a season-ticket holder for over a dozen years and first joined the club at the age of 12.

He has since progressed impressively through the ranks, and featured regularly at under-18, under-21 and under-23 level over recent seasons.

His emergence was also highlighted by a memorable appearance from the bench in the first team’s friendly win at Forest Green Rovers in the summer of 2021, where Lloyd scored barely 20 seconds after being introduced as a substitute.

He went on to feature in the match day squad for the Carabao Cup fixture against Reading that season.

This season he has made 21 appearances and scored six goals for the under-21s this season, and also featured in the FA Youth Cup.

Ben Lloyd

"Ben absolutely deserves his new three-year contract," said head coach Russell Martin.

"He loves Swansea City and you could see what the club means to him in the footage of him celebrating our late winner at Cardiff.

"That was incredible to see, and tells you how special a moment this will be for him and his family.

"He is an outstanding young footballer, and he would have been in the Wales Under-21 squad recently but for injury.

"He is so young, but has so much promise, and he has continued to improve and develop over the last year.

"It's up to him now to make an impact and push to get to the first team as soon as he possibly can.

"It's another really good long-term prospect signed and committed to the club, which is excellent news."

Ben Lloyd

Josh Marsh, Swansea City's head of football operations, added: "This is great news for Ben, his family, and us as a club.

"Ben and his family are lifelong Swansea City fans, and it is special when a team includes people who have gone from watching from the stands to pulling on the jersey on the pitch.

"Having young players with that identity has long been part of the tradition of Swansea City, and is something that we would very much like to continue.

"Ben's new contract reflects his undoubted talent, and the importance of being proactive in demonstrating our commitment and belief in what he can go on to achieve at Swansea City.

"The opportunities for them to thrive at Swansea City are well documented given the average age of the first-team squad, and the academy pathway which is in place to prepare players for the step up to senior level.

"A huge amount of credit must go to everyone in our academy system who has played a part in Ben's development, and, of course, to Ben himself for his application and progress since joining the club as a 12-year-old.

"We are excited to see what these next three years will bring."

Ben Lloyd

"We are delighted to secure another of our high-potential talents on a long-term contract, allowing us to continue to challenge, support and prepare Ben for the next stage of his journey at Swansea City," said academy manager Andy Goldie.

"Ben not only epitomises the qualities we look for in our young players, but also in the strategic direction of the club in providing our academy players with the best possible opportunities to transition into the first-team environment.

"Ben is one who certainly has that opportunity, and we very much look forward to seeing him maximise that over the coming years."