Swansea City winger Wayne Routledge has agreed on a new one-year deal to rejoin the Welsh side, after he had initially departed the club following the end of his contract.
Swansea City have confirmed that winger Wayne Routledge will now be remaining at the club, after he penned a new one-year deal with the club.
The Swans confirmed the news on Thursday evening via their Twitter page (see below).
😎 The @WayneRoutledge show goes on! 💪
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) May 23, 2019
Next season will be Routledge’s ninth in a Swansea shirt, after joining from Newcastle United in 2011. The 34-year-old has gone on to play 260 games for the club, scoring 26 goals along the way.
Speaking to the club’s website upon the announcement of Routledge’s new deal, the winger expressed his happiness at return to the Liberty Stadium.
“I am going into my ninth season with Swansea City. Just saying that puts a big smile on my face,” said Routledge.
“I had a few clubs earlier in my career but then I found Swansea City, and Swansea City found me. I love playing for the club and I love being here.
“Last season, the hardest part was not knowing what was next. It was an emotional night at the Liberty in our final home game. There were a few tears because I didn’t know if that was the last time I would play at the Liberty.
“At Blackburn I was looking at the supporters thinking ‘is this the last time I’ll play in front of you?’ But now I can look forward to preparing for next season.
“The chairman has been very good to deal with – we have had some great conversations over the last few days. I know the direction he wants to take the club. He only has good intentions for Swansea City.”