Swans youth product Joe Rodon has committed his future to the Welsh club, keeping the 21-year-old at his local side for another three-and-a-half years.
Rodon joined the youth ranks with the Jacks in 2005, aged 8, having been raised in the nearby village of Llangyfelach, and had a season ticket for Swansea as a kid.
The towering centre-back’s contract had been set to expire at the end of the season, but on the back of his first team breakthrough under Graham Potter, he’s been rewarded with a new deal.
Rodon previously captained the Under 23 side in the EFL trophy, leading the Swans to a 2-1 win over Cheltenham Town in August 2017, who he went on to sign for on loan in January.
At the League 2 outfit, the 6 foot 4 defender made 12 appearances, which led to his first team involvement at the Liberty Stadium upon his return.
Swansea’s number 22 was handed his first outing as a senior player in a 1-0 win over Preston North End, since making a further 11 appearances alongside Mike van der Hoorn at the heart of the defence at his childhood club.
These Jacks fans certainly are delighted to hear the news that Rodon will remain in south Wales for at least another three-and-a-half years, with calls already being put in for the centre-back to be named captain in the future.
YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!
Fantastic news. Need to keep hold of him now and not use the contract as a way for the owners to make more money off another of our assets. Joe could easily be a legend for us in years to come.
— G (@ghs_1986) November 1, 2018
Get in! Future Captain in the making. This guy’s the base of what can be a very tasty little side. absolutely brilliant news
— Michael Porter (@stereoasis1985) November 1, 2018
— Kevin James ??????? (@thejamos16) November 1, 2018
Great news. Can see him getting to top of game with correct attitude. Far better than Mawson in my mind already.
— ‘The Outlaw’ Josey Wales (@jwales37) November 1, 2018
BOOOOOOM!!!!! GREAT NEWS TO START OFF THIS THURSDAY MORNING!!!! BUZZING!!!!!
— Mark Read #BackToJack ????????? (@READIEJACKS) November 1, 2018
Tremendous news ????
— Mark G (@jackjiffy) November 1, 2018
Great news Joe.keep up the hard work.
— Dan Evans (@DanEvan38843764) November 1, 2018
Great news! About time this got sorted & brilliant to see our younger players given the chance to prove themselves. Well done Joe ?
— Michelle (@shellzjewellery) November 1, 2018
— SjacK (@only1keogh1972) November 1, 2018