Brandon Cooper has signed a new contract extension with Swansea City, the club have confirmed.
Cooper is currently out on loan in League Two with Newport County, and the 20-year-old is clearly loving life.
The defender has made 21 appearances in all competitions this season, with Michael Flynn’s side sitting top of League Two.
Newport have conceded only 13 goals in League Two this season and have only lost two games, with Cooper playing an influential role in the side.
Cooper – whose deal at the Liberty Stadium was set to expire at the end of this season – has now signed a new deal until 2023, with the option of an additional year.
Swansea have had a number of homegrown players emerge from the academy in recent years, with Ben Cabango and Joe Rodon both forging a solid defensive understanding last term.
Swansea have a good reputation of developing youngsters and turning them into good players.
Dan James, Joe Rodon and Ben Cabango have all come through the ranks and impressed in recent seasons, and Cooper should be the next.
He’s clearly thriving out on loan at Newport, and to get a promotion from League Two on his CV at this stage of his career would be beneficial for him.
In Steve Cooper, he has a manager who knows how to get the best out of young players, and that should give him confidence going forward.