Captain Leon Britton has been rewarded for his heroics in Swansea City’s Premier League survival bid with a new and improved contract at the Liberty.
Britton was an influential figure as Paul Clement’s side beat the drop, with the 34-year-old starting the last five games which yielded 13 points from a possible 15.
His new contract sees him sign an improved one-year deal, which also has the option of a further 12 months – pending on an appearance clause – which could extend his time at the club until the summer of 2019.
Britton, who first joined the Swans on loan from West Ham in December 2002, has also been guaranteed a coaching role within the club once he’s hung up his boots.
The hugely popular fan favourite has made over 520 appearances for the club, having featured prominently in every division from the club’s rise from League Two.
Britton made 18 appearances last season while his influence off the pitch was equally as positive, with the skipper behind the decision that saw the players pay for the Swans’ entire allocation or for the trip to Sunderland to ensure the Jack Army watched the game for free.
“Leon has and still is a fantastic servant to this football club,” declared Swans chairman Huw Jenkins. “He is a model pro and we are very proud to say he is representing Swansea City.
“He has made a tremendous contribution to this club, both on and off the pitch, over the last 15 years.
“I hope this new contract paves the way for Leon to remain with us for many more years to come.”