Connor Roberts: Wales defender signs new Swansea City deal after Ryan Giggs chat

Connor Roberts: Wales defender signs new Swansea City deal after Ryan Giggs chat

Celtic target Connor Roberts signs new deal with Swansea

Defender Connor Roberts has signed a new contract with Swansea City that will see him stay at the Liberty Stadium until 2022 after consulting with Wales boss Ryan Giggs.

The right-back has come through the clubs academy system and made his debut against Wolves in January.

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“I asked Ryan (Giggs) and got his input. He wants his players playing as much as they,” he told BBC Sport Wales.

“There were some rumours and whatnot. I spoke with the chairman, manager and my representatives and I think we all agreed I had to do what was right by me. There was some pondering, I spoke with Ryan Giggs to see what he thought.

“At the end it has come down to me wanting to keep playing football and improving as a player and I think Swansea is the team to do that with.”

“I had to talk to people who knew a bit about the game… there is always interest if someone does fairly well.

“There is an emotional pull here. It would be hard to leave, the fans like me and I like them and all my family support Swansea. But luckily that (leaving Swansea) is not happening.

Roberts says there is still plenty of progress for him to make despite his meteoric rise this season.

“Ive had a good few months, but I want to keep playing well, improving and proving Im good enough and worthy of a place in the team.

The 23-year-old has played in all 17 of Swanseas games this season, scoring twice for Graham Potters side.

He made 11 appearances last season, four of which came in Swanseas Premier League relegation campaign.

The Welsh outfit have confirmed that Roberts has committed his future to the club until 2022, ending any speculation about a potential move to Celtic.

Roberts, who was approaching the final months of his deal with the Championship side, had recently been linked with a move to Celtic.

The Scottish champions would have been free to discuss terms during the January window, meaning Swansea faced a race against time to get a deal done.

It is not just Celtic that would have been keen, it is believed that a number of Championship and Premier League sides were monitoring his situation.

He has gone onto to nail down a starting spot for both club and country, slotting into Ryan Giggs’ new-look Wales side.

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