Russell Martin keen to seal new contracts for Swansea City pair

4th November
First team

Swansea City boss Russell Martin is hopeful new deals can soon be sorted for Ryan Manning and Joel Latibeaudiere.

The defenders have become integral parts of the Swansea squad under the head coach, and the pair have been regular starters when fit during the 2022-23 season to date.

Both players are in the final year of their existing deals at the Stadium, and it was confirmed at a recent fans’ forum that discussions had taken place over extending their stays with the club.

And Martin wants to get their futures secured as soon as possible.

Bristol City away Joel Latibeaudiere

“I think the onus is on us to get it done (with Ryan),” he said.

“It’s not my area to get it sorted but the owners know how I feel. Josh (Marsh, head of football operations) and Julian (Winter, chief executive) feel the same as me, that we need to get it done.

“It’s the same with Joel Latibeaudiere, They are the two most important bits of business we need to get done before we talk about January or my own contract, the most important thing is to sign those two boys and I hope we get it done pretty soon.

"We have a group of players we have an opportunity to build with, who are so young and so brave, and such amazing people personality-wise.

“The two of them should be a huge part of what the club want to build in terms of their profile, their character and what they produce on the pitch. Lets hope we get it sorted as quickly as possible.”