Swans extension for van der Hoorn

27th April 2019
First team

Swansea City and Mike van der Hoorn have extended the defender’s contract at the Liberty Stadium for the 2019-20 season.

The Dutchman’s deal included a clause that allowed the Swans to trigger a 12-month extension to the three-year contract he signed when joining from Ajax in 2016, and both parties are delighted to have seen the option activated.

Centre-back van der Hoorn has been an integral part of Graham Potter’s plans this season, starting every single Championship fixture so far this term.

And, with club captain Leroy Fer, affected by injury problems for much of the season, van der Hoorn has skippered the side on numerous occasions and the option to take up the additional year is a welcome boost for player and club.

Swansea City chairman, Trevor Birch, said: “We are delighted to secure the services of Mike for at least another season.

“He’s had an outstanding campaign at the heart of our defence and is a real influence on and off the pitch.

“Mike has always been extremely positive about extending his stay at the football club and will play an important role in helping Graham (Potter) build on what this exciting young team has already achieved this season.

“I’m sure this news will be welcomed by all Swansea City supporters.’’

The 26-year-old former Holland Under-21 international first made the move to South Wales from the Eredivisie in July 2016.

He found game time limited during the 2016-17 campaign, making 11 appearances, but began to see regular action as he made 33 appearances the following season, although he was unable to help the Swans avoid relegation from the Premier League.

But he has been a key figure during 2018-19 and, in total, has made 91 appearances and scored five goals for Swansea City.