Potter confirms extension for Byers

28th February 2019
First team

George Byers' appearances for the first team this season have triggered an extension to his Swansea City contract that ties the midfielder to the club until the summer of 2021.

Byers -  the Swans' under-23s' player of the year last season -  penned a new two-year deal through to 2020 last summer. 

The 22-year-old has made 12 appearances this term, scoring his first senior goals in the home wins against Millwall and Brentford.

He has started the last five games in all competitions, and manager Graham Potter confirmed a clause in Byers' deal has been activated, which adds an additional 12 months to his time with the Swans.

"As I understand it, because he has played games he has triggered an extra year, so he now has a relatively long-term contract with us," said Potter.

"It is through to 2021, and for him it now about carrying on and establishing himself after staring in his career and playing a handful of games."