Byers signs new deal

3rd July

George Byers has extended his stay with Swansea City by signing a new contract.

Byers has put pen to paper on a two-year deal which will keep the 22-year-old at the Liberty Stadium until June 2020.

The Watford youth product, who hails from Ilford, netted 10 goals in 32 appearances for the under-23s last season before picking up the club’s young player of the year award in May.

His previous Swans contract expired over the summer.

“I’m very happy to have signed a new deal at Swansea,” Byers said.

“I’ve been with the under-23s for two seasons and I feel like I’ve progressed massively in that time.

“My two years here have been fantastic. The club has been really good to me. I could not wait to sign a new deal and I am excited to get started.”

Byers is one of a handful of young players to be selected by new Swans boss Graham Potter to train with the first team this week.

And the midfielder hopes he will earn his first-team debut in the upcoming campaign.

“The manager has chosen us to train with the first team for pre-season which is an exciting opportunity for the younger players,” he said.

“All we can do is take our opportunity when we get it and train well ahead of the new season.

“I feel ready for that next step into first-team football. My aim is to try to break into the team.

“I know it’s going to be tough but I feel like I’m a good player and I can definitely progress further.

“It is going to be an exciting and challenging season but it's one I am looking forward to.”