Neil Taylor has signed a new deal at Swansea City, keeping him at the club until July 2019.
The defender, who has been at the club since 2010, was set to be a free agent next summer with only one year left on his current contract, but the 26 year-old has committed himself to the South Wales outfit for the next four seasons.
Taylor was a target for Aston Villa earlier in May, as Tim Sherwood looked to bring in a fresh bunch of players as he reshapes his squad. However, the player has remained at the club and has essentially ruled out any potential move by signing a new deal.
The Welsh international’s future was cast into doubt not long ago after a serious injury kept him out for a whole season and with the sudden emergence of Ben Davies, the full back was demoted to number two in the pecking order.
The left back made just 16 Premier League appearances over two seasons, and many thought Taylor would depart. However, the player has re-established himself as the first choice left back since Davies left for Tottenham Hotspur.
Taylor, who was pleased to sign the deal, said:
“I’m glad we’ve managed to get it done early. Both myself and the club wanted it to happen, I’m really happy and focused on Swansea.”
If Taylor sees out his contract at the Liberty, then he will have spent nine years with the club after arriving from Wrexham in 2010.