According to Welsh football website Y Clwb Pêl-Droed, Swansea defender Joe Rodon has signed a new four-year deal.
The 21-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season, with a host of Premier League clubs ready to snap up the centre-back. However, these suitors will now be forced to cough up and pay if they want to buy the Welshman.
The youngster has played 12 times for Swansea in the Championship so far this season, and has been an absolute revelation under new manager Graham Potter. His brilliant form has earned him a call-up to Ryan Giggs’ Wales team, as he continues to progress in his breakthrough season.
He is already proving to be vital to The Swans and will be crucial to their development this season and aspirations of making back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.
However, while this will mean that other clubs will be forced to pay for the defender, it doesn’t necessarily keep him in south Wales for the next four years. If Swansea fail to make it back amongst England’s elite by next season, they will struggle to keep hold of the 21-year-old. This therefore gives the club an incentive to continue to improve this season, otherwise they may be waving goodbye to one of their star players. That, unfortunately, is the reality for many Championship clubs when they discover a talent like they have, however, it is still in their power to make sure he is still at The Liberty Stadium come next season.