Ollie Cooper pens new Swansea City contract through to 2027
Swansea City midfielder Ollie Cooper has put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2027
The 22-year-old has enjoyed an outstanding breakthrough at Championship level this term, and his form – which has seen him mentioned as a candidate for the Wales World Cup squad – has been rewarded.
Cooper’s previous deal had been due to expire at the end of the season – although it did include an option for an additional year – but the club has moved to secure his future for the longer term.
The playmaker first joined the Swans at under-12 level, and he was a regular fixture for the under-23s during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 campaigns, netting a memorable hat-trick in the Premier League International Cup victory over former champions Porto.
He made his first-team debut as a substitute in the FA Cup win over Stevenage in January 2021, and then scored his first senior goal for the club in the victory over Nottingham Forest in the same competition.
Cooper spent the 2021-22 campaign on loan at Newport County, racking up nine assists and a goal from 35 appearances in all competitions.
His progress at Rodney Parade was closely monitored by head coach Russell Martin and his coaching staff, and the midfielder has scored three goals and contributed one assist in 13 appearances so far this term.
That trio of goals has come in Cooper’s last three home games against Sunderland, Reading and Cardiff.
"Ollie is a pleasure to work with and he is an absolutely fantastic person," said head coach Martin.
"He works so hard, and he has developed so much as a character and a player.
"Ever since he came into the side against Middlesbrough he has just got better and better.
"It has always been Ollie's dream to play here and we are really pleased to see him get his new contract.
"He absolutely deserves it and he is part of the long-term plan here and hopefully now there are a couple of other players who can get similar rewards and be part of this project for a long time to come."