Harry Jones setting sights high after signing new contract
Harry Jones has his sights set on becoming one of the next Swansea City academy graduates to roll off the production line and step up to senior level after signing a new contract at the club.
The 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal through to the summer of 2025, with his previous deal having been due to expire at the end of the current campaign.
Jones, who was previously at Arsenal and has been capped by Wales at age-grade level, has been in impressive form since returning from injury for the under-21s.
He has featured at centre-back and wing-back and proved an accomplished performer in Swansea’s possession-based style of play.
And with the likes of Cameron Congreve, Azeem Abdulai, Joel Cotterill all making first-team debuts in 2022, while Ben Lloyd and Josh Thomas have been among those to feature in matchday squads, Jones is hungry to kick on with his immediate future secure.
“I’m buzzing. I’m super happy to extend my stay here at Swansea. To have the opportunity to stay here for another two years and to keep progressing, it’s great,” said Jones, who played alongside the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe at Arsenal.
“This is my third season at the club and, after seeing the success of players that have graduated from the academy, the goal is to just aim for the first team and look to get there whenever that may be.
“The success of the club’s academy shows that the process is there. You’ve got to trust the process and just keep working hard.
“That’s how players are produced and hopefully, I can have my name up there with those who have progressed in years to come.
“Now that I've signed, I want to make a bigger impact. Hopefully, I can get the opportunity to train with the first team and play with them, I just need to make the best impression possible.”
Jones is grateful for the input of the academy coaches and staff into his progression, but also reserved words of thanks for his family and the sacrifices they have made in his career to date.
“My family are so excited for me, they’re really happy. They’ve been congratulating me over the past week,” he said.
“My family are from Cambridgeshire. They’ve seen me play many times in a Swansea shirt home and away.
“It’s always nice to have family there watching you, as they play such a big part in your journey, they are obviously there right from the start and I can’t thank them enough.”