Swansea City stalwart, Leon Britton, has signed a new contract with the Swans which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium for a further three years.
And Britton, 29, was obviously delighted to put pen to paper suggesting that his brief move to Sheffield United last season was part of the reason as to why he’s so glad to be back at Swansea.
“I think when you’re at a football club for seven or eight years you start to take things for grsanted,” Britton told Sgorio.
“Leaving Swansea made me to realise how much of a good thing we had going here.”
But Britton was quick to praise manager, Brendan Rogers, for the transorming the Swans in his absence.
“Brendan wasn’t here when I left and I’d only been away for six months but everything had changed. Training was more intense and the club had improved so much in such a short space of time.
“You have to give the manager credit for that,” he added
And Britton was quick to crush the recent speculation surrounding Rogers and Tottenham Hotspur.
“When a team does well the manager and the players are always going to be talked about,” he explained.
“But the manager has signed a new contract with the club and shown he’s committed, but you can’t stop people speculating.
“With the weather we have down here, what we’re doing in the Premier League, why would you want to leave,” he chuckled.
“Hopefully we can keep everyone together and we can all enjoy a few more ice creams down the Mumbles!”
On this day in 2006, Wales played a friendly match against a Basque XI in Bilbao.