Contract extension for Swansea City defender Kai Ludvigsen
Kai Ludvigsen has extended his stay at Swansea City until the end of June 2024.
The defender’s previous deal had been due to expire this summer.
Ludvigsen has been at Swansea City since under-13 level and enjoyed a fine run of form as the under-21s finished the 2022-23 season with a tremendous run of nine wins from their final 12 games.
The centre-half, who hails from Barry, became a scholar in the summer of 2020 after impressing for the under-18s, and has since signed a first professional deal with the Swans.
Ludvigsen made his debut with the then under-23s during the 2020-21 season, and has been a regular feature for the age-grade side since.
The 19-year-old has made 27 appearances for the under-21s in all competitions during the 2022-23 campaign, whilst also earning a Wales Under-19s call-up in November 2022.
Ludvigsen featured for Rob Edwards' young Dragons in their 2023 Uefa European Championship qualifiers, alongside club-mates Cameron Congreve, Joel Cotterill and Ben Lloyd.
And under-21s' coach Anthony Wright is pleased to see Ludvigsen's ongoing hard work on and off the pitch pay off with a contract extension.
"Kai is another player who's been through the pathway system at this club, he's been here for a very long time," said Wright.
"We're really pleased with Kai. The way he's applied himself over the last three or four months, on and off the field, is great.
"His performances have been to a high level, so he's earnt the right to get himself a new contract. And again, it's what we want to see, players rightfully extending their stay here to develop and push on.
"We're all really pleased for him, and we can't wait for next season with him and to see Kai to continue to grow and learn as a young player."