, Swansea City star targets Premier League after signing new deal

Swansea City star targets Premier League after signing new deal

Connor Roberts has signed a new contract with Swansea City, as confirmed their official club website this morning.

The 23-year-old’s deal was set to expire at the end of this season but the Swans have been able to tie him down until 2022.

This is a blow for Scottish Premier League giants Celtic who were reportedly keen on signing him.

Roberts is the fourth member of Graham Potter’s side to have committed to the club in recent weeks with Joe Rodon, Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton all agreeing new deals.

He joined Swansea as a youngster and rose up through their youth academy. He had loan spells at Yeovil Town, Bristol Rovers and Middlesbrough before playing for the Swans’ first-team.

Roberts made his senior debut in January in an FA Cup tie against Wolves. He has since broken into their senior side and has played 27 more times since then.

The right-back has also made 8 caps for the Wales national team since making his debut in March against Uruguay. He had previously represented his country at Under-19 and Under-21 level.

After signing a new contract at Swansea, Roberts has said, “I’m over the moon to get it done. Now I can concentrate on playing and improving as an individual and as a team,”.

He also added, “Everyone wants to play at the top level, so to do that again with Swansea – as a local boy – would be brilliant, the next few years give me a chance to stay in the team, continue improving as a player and hopefully, the end goal is to be back in the Premier League by the time my contract is up.”

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