Wales defender Joe Rodon has signed a new long-term deal with Swansea, tying him to the club until 2022 after impressing in the early stages of the season.
The 21-year-old has been central to the Swans' strong start to their 2018/19 campaign, making 11 appearances at the heart of a defence that has conceded only 11 goals in 15 games - the second best defensive record in the division - as Swansea sit just two points outside the playoff places.
A product of the club's esteemed youth academy, his current deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but his long-term future with the Championship club is now secure.
Speaking to the club's official website, Rodon said:
“I’m delighted to get it done which means I can now concentrate on my football and look forward to the future.
️ “It’s fantastic news for everyone connected with the club and I am really pleased for Joe.”https://t.co/FBTNo9HDd7— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) November 1, 2018
“The last few months have gone so quickly - reality still hasn’t hit me.
“To get this new deal is another dream come true. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds."
Since making his Swansea breakthrough in a win over Preston earlier this season, Rodon has established himself as an important player under new boss Graham Potter, earning himself a first international call-up with Wales earlier in the season.
His focus for now, however, lies on club football, as he added:
“These are exciting times at the club and hopefully there are great things to come in the future.
“Let’s see what we can do under the manager. I want to play as many games as I can for our club.”