Swansea City Under-18s Liam Cullen
5th May 2016
Swansea City first-year scholar Liam Cullen has signed his first professional deal at the club.
The Tenby-born winger, who turned 17 last month, has been with the club's academy since the age of eight and has penned a two-year deal.
The home-grown forward was part of the Wales squad that lifted the FA Victory Shield in 2014 for the first time in 66 years.
Cullen, who has scored eight goals in 19 appearances for the club's Under-18s side this season, expressed his delight at signing his first pro deal with the Swans.
"I am really happy to sign a new deal," he said. "It is takes some pressure off my shoulders and means I can start to focus on next season and push on with developing my game.
"It does not change anything for me. I need to keep working even harder if I am to realise my goal with Swansea City.
"Category one has been a big step up for me this season but I feel I have thrived under it and it has helped me progress my game and make me a better player.
"Over the next two years I want to push myself as hard as I can and follow in the footsteps of some of the other scholars this season and step up to play for the U21s squad on a regular basis."