Swansea City Joe Rodon
4th October 2016
Swansea City youngster Joe Rodon has signed a new three-year deal that will see him stay at the Liberty Stadium until June 2019.
The 18-year-old, who hails from Llangyfelach, has made seven appearances this season for the Under-23s, who sit top of Premier League 2 (Division 2).
And the defender, who was part of the first team's pre-season tour of America before earning his first Wales Under-21s cap against Luxembourg last month, expressed his delight at extending his stay in SA1.
"I am so happy to have signed a new deal," said Rodon. "Swansea is my home town club - I have been here since I was eight, so this is a happy moment for me and my family.
"It is an honour to be a local player to have come through the ranks at the academy. I've made a great start to the season with the Under-23s - we are top of the league and looking to do as well as we can in all competitions.
"Playing for the first team is the main goal over the next few years. I gained a lot of experience with them this pre-season, but I know I can't get carried away. I just have to take each game as it comes.
"There is a big leap from the Under-23s to the first team, so I know the task ahead of me is a huge but this deal gives me an opportunity to continue working hard at the club I love and to develop my football going forward."