Goalkeeper Evan Watts signs Professional Contract at Swansea City
Swansea City goalkeeper Evan Watts has put pen to paper on his first professional contract at the club, securing his future through to the summer of 2025.
Watts, 18, has been at Swansea City since under-12 level and has progressed through the ranks, featuring regularly for the under-18s and under-21s.
The goalkeeper was sidelined for three years after suffering injuries to both knees, but he has shown tremendous character to overcome those setbacks.
Watts finally got back out onto the pitch ahead of the 2022-23 season for a pre-season friendly against Arsenal, and has since worked his way back to full form and fitness.
“Evan’s journey has been incredible, especially with the amount of time he's missed during his career due to injury,” said head of academy goalkeeping, Paul Wavell.
“He's a local boy and he has just worked incredibly hard. He has developed a huge amount over the last 18 months and he thoroughly deserves the opportunity to have a pro contract.
“He warrants it, he has been really open to learning and taking on information.
“He has taken his opportunities really well. He has pushed himself and we knew he would be ready when given the chance to step up with the under-21s a couple times last season.
“There is plenty for him still to work on and learn, but he absolutely deserves this opportunity.”