Lewis seals new deal

15th July 2018
First team

Aaron Lewis is the latest Swansea City youth product to extend his stay at the Liberty Stadium by signing a new contract.

The 20-year-old, who has progressed through the club’s youth set-up since joining at the age of eight, put pen to paper on a one-year extension that will keep him at Swansea until June 2019.

The Swansea-born defender featured 35 times and scored two goals for the under-23s last season as they finished fourth in Premier League 2, Division One.

“I am delighted to be staying for another year,” Lewis said.

“Swansea is a club I have grown up at. Not many players get the opportunity to continue with the team they were with as an academy player, so this new contract means a lot to me.

“Now I have got it sorted I can get down to some hard work and continue to prepare for the season.

Lewis came off the bench and featured for 25 minutes during the Swans' 2-1 pre-season victory over Yeovil at Huish Park on Tuesday.

The defender was one of a number of young players to play in Graham Potter's first game in charge, and Lewis believes it was a great opportunity for the club’s academy products to prove themselves.

“Training with the first team and playing minutes the other night was a big moment,” he added.

“The manager is showing faith in younger players by giving us chances and it is up to us to repay that with decent performances.

“It was just a good to get some match fitness in a playing environment and a great opportunity for us to step up, prove a point and show what we are worth.

“The new manager has been great to work with. He is showing diversity in who he is playing and is willing to give younger players a chance.”