Swansea City defender Ben Cabango has signed a new contract which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until the summer of 2023, the club has confirmed.
Cabango has been one of Swansea’s break-out stars this season after establishing himself alongside Joe Rodon in central defence in recent weeks, and he has now penned a fresh two-year extension on his initial deal which was due to expire in the summer of 2021.
The 19-year-old has provided a strong presence at the back since making his league debut against Huddersfield back in November, with this outing seeing Cabango become the first player born in the 21st century to feature in a league match for the Swans.
The Wales Under-21 international has now made a total of 16 senior appearances for the south Wales side, with Cabango having succeeded in making the transition from Swansea’s youth ranks which he first joined from Newport at the age of 14.
Cabango’s ability to adapt to Championship football has now seen him become a regular fixture in Steve Cooper’s side, with Premier League loanees Ben Wilmot and Marc Guehi having missed out as a result of the Welshman’s form in recent weeks.
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This is a massive boost for Swansea given Cabango’s excellent rate of development this campaign, with the news of his two-year contract extension adding some long-term stability to the club’s defensive ranks ahead of the summer transfer window.
Cabango has followed in the footsteps of Joe Rodon, Connor Roberts and Jordon Garrick by breaking through the academy ranks to become important players for the first team, and the 19-year-old’s confidence means the sky is the limit for him.
This is particularly good news given that Rodon could become the subject of transfer interest from the Premier League this summer, so it was always going to be important to safeguard Cabango’s future in SA1 following his impressive breakthrough season.