Swansea defender extends stay

Swansea City defender Angel Rangel has signed a contract extension to stay at the club until 2018.

The club announced the news on their official website, confirming that the 33-year-old has signed a 1-year-contract extension to stay at the Liberty Stadium.

The Spaniard played 25 Premier League games last season, 21 of them after Garry Monk was sacked as manager. Rangel joined the club back in 2007, and helped them gain promotion from both League One and Championship.

The 33-year-old says he is a keen as ever to play for the club, and didn’t have to consider his contract options:

“It was a very easy decision to sign the contract – we did not have to talk for long,” he said.

“We all know the relationship we have – me with the club and the club with me.”

Rangel could be in contention to start in their Premier League opener against Burnley on Saturday, as Francesco Guidolin starts his first season as the permanent boss. The Italian signed a contract at the end of last season, after taking on the role on a interim basis when Monk departed.

However, Rangel may not have Andre Ayew as a teammate for much longer, with the forward set to be officially announced as a West Ham player soon.

 


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