Swansea City midfielder George Byers has put pen to paper on a fresh three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium, the club has confirmed.
Byers enjoyed a successful breakthrough season at senior level last term, and he has now been rewarded with a new contract until the summer of 2022.
The 23-year-old established himself alongside Matt Grimes at the heart of Swansea’s midfield in the second half of the season, making a total of 25 appearances and scoring three goals.
His performances were enough to trigger an extension for the following two years, but the club have now acted decisively to add an additional year to the midfielder’s terms.
It has been a summer of upheaval at the Liberty Stadium with Steve Cooper replacing Graham Potter as head coach, but Byers has clearly done enough already to impress the new boss in pre-season training.
The Swans confirmed news of Byers’ fresh contract via the club’s Twitter account on Tuesday morning…
???? YES GEORGE! ????
3⃣ MORE YEARS! ????
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) July 9, 2019
Many Swansea fans were quick to respond to the announcement, with many praising the club for tying Byers down on a long-term deal. Other supporters also expressed their surprise at the news, particularly as Byers’ future was not something that had previously been on the agenda this summer.
Here are some of the best reactions…
Congratulations George, well deserved mate #YJB x
— Lee Trundle (@LeeTrundle10) July 9, 2019
Great news. ????????
— Mark G (@jackjiffy) July 9, 2019
YESSS I DIDNT EXPECT THIS BUT YESSSSS I LOVE YOY GEORGE
— Jack Davies (@JackDaviesSCFC) July 9, 2019
That’s a great bit of work by Trevor Birch. Byers has got a huge amount of potential
— Rob Isaac (@isaac_rob) July 9, 2019
Class news! Important part of the squad and really come a long way second half of the season. Looking forward to see how he kicks off the season! YJB
— Jordan (@JordanWebber96) July 9, 2019
— Daniel John (@Daniel_John08) July 9, 2019