Date: 20th January 2011 at 6:10pm
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Leon Britton has completed a shock return to Swansea City, just 6 months after the leaving the club to join Sheffield United last Summer.

The former West Ham United midfielder has signed a two and a half year contract.

Vital Swansea first heard speculation of his return 2 weeks ago and yesterday it was revealed that he was in the City for talks to make a move back to the Liberty Stadium.

Britton said when he left last Summer that it was the hardest decision of his career, but a move that he had to make as he looked for a new challenge. His relationship with former boss Paulo Sousa was also a major factor in his decision to leave for the Blades.

It never worked out at Sheffield United – a team struggling near the relegation zone compared to a high flying Swans who are targeting promotion to the Premier League this year.

Brendan Rodgers told of his disappointment that he wouldn’t be working with Leon Britton when he first arrived last Summer, but he’ll be delighted to see him back, a player who regards highly.

The 28 year-old will be able to blend right back in to the team, having played in it for nearly 8 years, and there’ll even more competition for places in central midfield with the likes of Darren Pratley, Joe Allen, Mark Gower, Kemy Agustien and Andrea Orlandi.

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