Cabango eyes bright future after penning new deal

8th February 2019

Defender Ben Cabango is thrilled to have extended his stay at Swansea City after putting pen to paper on a new deal through to the summer of 2021.

The highly-rated 18-year-old was entering the final few months of his previous deal, but has secured his Liberty Stadium future shortly after returning from a loan spell with Welsh Premier League side The New Saints.

During his time with the Oswestry club the teenager played in the Champions League and the Europa League, scoring in the former to become the first serving Swansea player to net in the continent's premier club competition.

He has quickly returned to action with the Swans Under-23s, featuring in their Premier League 2 defeat to Everton at the Liberty on Monday, and he is keen to kick on with the security of two more seasons ahead of him in SA1.

"I am delighted with the new contract and I'm thrilled to be staying at Swansea City. The big challenge is for me to go and kick on now," said Cabango.

"It has happened quite quickly since I have come back from TNS, and I was more than happy to sign.

"Having the extra two years gives you a bit of comfort, but I don't plan on being too comfortable because I want to push on and try and get in that first-team mix.

"But it means I am not looking over my shoulder and I am really happy with it."

Cabango played and trained alongside the likes of Daniel James, Joe Rodon and George Byers in the under-23 set-up last term, and has his sights set on following their trajectory up into the first team under Graham Potter.

"It's where I want to get to because it looks like the future is bright here at Swansea, the new manager has come in and has given youth an opportunity," added the centre-back.

"The past few years there has not been so much of a pathway, but with Graham Potter we are all looking to get there and working hard to try and get that opportunity.

"I know I have plenty I still want to work on, particularly my tactical understanding and my comfort on the ball. But that is the goal."