Evans signs new deal
Swansea City are delighted to confirm Under-23s' midfielder Jack Evans has signed a new contract with the club until June 2020.
Evans, who was set to see his previous deal expire in four months’ time, has not featured for the club this season after being diagnosed with cancer last summer.
Thankfully the 20-year-old, who has been part of the Swans’ academy since the age of eight, is now in remission after successful treatment and has returned to the club for the early stages of training.
“I’d like to thank the club for extending my contract and for their support during my treatment,” said Evans.
“Swansea City is known as a family club, and the support of my team-mates, coaches and staff has reiterated that belief.
“I would also like to thank all the nurses and staff at the Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for their tremendous effort, care and support.
“I can’t express enough how much that support means to me.”
Swansea City Academy Manager Nigel Rees said: “Everyone at the club was relieved to hear Jack is now in remission and is starting training again.
“He has gone through a lot, but he’s always remained positive and upbeat about his recovery.
“The new contract sums up how much the club – and everyone within it – thinks of Jack not just as a footballer but as a person.”
Evans is a popular member of the under-23's squad, with his shirt hung up in the dressing room for every home and away game this season as a show of support.
With Evans having received treatment at the Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit in the University Hospital of Wales, a five-figure fee has been raised for the charity by family, friends, team-mates and fans, while the club itself lent personal and financial support throughout the treatment.
This month’s Premier League 2 encounter with Everton at the Liberty saw fans give donations directly to the charity rather than be charged an entrance fee.
And the forthcoming matches against West Ham (Monday, March 11) and Tottenham (Monday, April 15) will again raise further money for the Teenage Cancer Trust via donations.