Swansea City and Welsh international right back Connor Roberts put an end to the speculation about his future as the Neath-born Academy product put pen to paper on a new deal that keeps him at the club until 2022.
A certain not-so-in-the-know journalist on Twitter raised doubts about the 23-year-old’s future with the Swans as he believed that just 11 days ago, the club were having problems in getting him to commit to a new long-term day. Yet, a week later the good news was confirmed.
Roberts has followed the likes of Joe Rodon, Jay Fulton and Matt Grimes who have also signed new contracts in recent weeks and manager Graham Potter also revealed that are more contract talks happening behind the scenes.
A short time ago we published an article about the large number of contracts were expiring in June 2019 and how it was a situation that we shouldn’t find ourselves in. Mike van der Hoorn is the next player that many fans want to see us with a pen in his hand. Potter told the media during the press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Norwich:
“There are more talks going on,”
“There are a few players whose contracts are up next summer and that process is going on.
“These things go on between the club and the players and you respect the fact that they take time.
“Then, when we have got something to announce, we will announce it.”
The other senior players with contracts that expire in 2019 are:
- Martin Olsson
- Mike van der Hoorn
- Leroy Fer
- Luciano Narsingh
- Wayne Routledge
- Wilfried Bony
— Curtis Evans/#JenkinsOut (@curtis_evans23) November 22, 2018
You have to wonder how many of those will be offered new deals at this time. Narsingh is reportedly set to leave in the New year having not featured at all this season with rumours suggesting that he’s not being played to avoid triggering a clause that would require a payment to be made to his former club.
Wayne Routledge has also not featured and you’d expect him to leave while Wilfried Bony appears to be another high earner that the club want off their wage bill. Leroy Fer is officially club captain so it’s unknown as to where his future lies and you’d hope at least that van der Hoorn will sign a new contract having been so consistent over the last year or so.