Marc Guehi targeting more progress at Swansea City
Marc Guehi is looking forward to playing and progressing more at Swansea City after sealing a season-long loan move from Chelsea, subject to international clearance.
The defender is back at the Liberty following a successful six-month spell during the second half of last season’s campaign, with Guehi featuring 14 times as the Swans reached the play-offs.
The 20-year-old was a key figure in Steve Cooper’s backline in the dramatic push for a top-six spot, while his late block in the 4-1 win at Reading on the final day proved a pivotal moment in the play-off fight.
And Guehi was delighted to seal his return to SA1 as he looks to continue his development.
“I’m very happy. I never really left!” he said.
“I really enjoyed my time at Swansea last season, so it made sense to extend my time here.
“It was a really good opportunity for me last season. I played games and the support from the fans was amazing.
“I was part of a group of really good footballers and characters who helped me a lot.
“I want to get an opportunity to play and keep learning and progressing. The most important thing, though, is that we are winning.”
Guehi made his debut in the defeat at Stoke in January, but really caught the eye as part of a three-man defence post Covid-19 lockdown.
And he felt a few months learning the demands of the Championship will stand him in good stead for the challenge ahead.
“I came in halfway through the season, so I needed to get up to speed quite quickly,” added Guehi.
“The experienced players helped me adapt quickly, and I really enjoyed the games in which I could contribute.
“The league is so difficult. It changes a lot with the teams you play. Some are passing teams, while some go longer with their play – but that’s great for me as a defender.
“Each week, each game you are learning, and I felt I did that under the gaffer and alongside my team-mates, so that’s what I’m hoping to achieve this season.”