Jamie Paterson signs new Swansea City deal until June 2024
Jamie Paterson has put pen to paper on an extension to his Swansea City contract that will keep the midfielder at the club until the summer of 2024.
The 30-year-old enjoyed an outstanding first season in Swansea colours last term, racking up nine goals and nine assists despite only arriving in SA1 on the eve of the campaign.
The former Nottingham Forest and Bristol City playmaker signed an initial one-year deal with the Swans, with the club then taking up an option to trigger an additional 12 months through to 2023 in January of this year.
Now terms have been agreed on an improved deal through to the end of June 2024, sealing the longer-term future of a player who has been an influential and popular figure on and off the pitch under head coach Russell Martin.
“I think it’s a really big signing for us - it almost feels like a new signing,” said Martin.
“I think he deserves it, it’s a reward for his willingness to take onboard new ideas. He’s really important in the dressing room in terms of his character, and the energy he has.
“[He knows] he’s going to be part of the plan over the next couple of years which will be important for him because when he feels comfortable and has a sense of belonging, he plays his best football.
“I think we’ll see the best of him and I’m really excited about it.
“We need some continuity and he was one of our top performers at times last season, and I think he has such good understanding of what we’re doing.
“He turned into a leader last season without even realising it, because on the pitch he helps people so much. He talks other people through the game and helps people around him so he’s really important for us, not just in performance but in everything he brings.”