Dyer signs new Swans deal
6th August 2013
Nathan Dyer has today committed his future to Swansea City after signing a new four-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club.
The pacey winger had one year left on his original deal but has penned fresh terms which sees him tie down his future at the Liberty until July, 2017.
Dyer scored six times in 44 appearances in all competitions last season, with the highlight seeing him named man-of-the-match thanks to his brace in the Capital One Cup Final win over Bradford at Wembley.
It proved a hugely successful year on and off the pitch for Dyer, who also got married this summer.
And the 25-year-old insisted signing a new contract with the Swans was an easy decision to make.
"I've been here four years now, and I wanted to stay at Swansea," said Dyer, who joined on a permanent deal from Southampton following an initial loan spell in 2009.
"I didn't even think about going anywhere else, so it is nice to get it all sorted.
"We've made a lot of progression here as a club, and I feel I have progressed too.
"I am still trying to improve as a footballer and I feel I can do that here.
"I think the club can continue to improve. We have made some quality signings and the squad strength is very strong now.
"You look at the potential of the club when you are making key decisions like this, and I don't see the club going downhill in anyway. I can only see it going up and up."
The former Saints flier's best season at the Liberty coincided with arguably the most successful in the club's 100-year history.
Along with starring in the club's successful Capital One Cup campaign, Dyer was also prominent in Michael Laudrup's plans as the Swans finished ninth in the Barclays Premier League.
And Dyer added the Swans set-up has allowed him to flourish at a place he now calls home.
"When I came from Southampton it was hard moving on as I had been there since I was a youngster," he said.
"But the way Swansea took me in - the club, the fans, the staff - has allowed me to improve a lot more and settle very easily.
"This is my home now. I am very settled here.
"It is a family club, and I think a lot of players thrive because of that.
"The memories I have had from the past year have been phenomenal. It has been a whirlwind year."