Swansea City winger Wayne Routledge has admitted that he would like to stay at the Liberty Stadium beyond this season, with his contract set to expire at end of the campaign.
The 34-year old has made over 200 appearances for the Welsh club since signing from Queens Park Rangers in 2011, and has established himself as a real fans’ favourite at the Liberty Stadium over the last eight years.
The wide-man has scored four goals in 24 appearances this season, but his currently facing an uncertain future at the club with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
Manager Graham Potter has previously hinted at a new deal for the veteran winger, suggesting that he would be open for the former Newcastle man to stay in South Wales beyond this campaign.
And now, Routledge has revealed that he would like to stay at the club, after speaking to the BBC.
He said: “Hopefully with a bit of luck we can sort something out.
“I’ve been here a long time and I’ve got my family here. I’m sure we’ll have talks and see what can be done.”
On the pitch, Swansea have lost just one of their last seven league games, and sit 11th in the Sky Bet Championship table with just two games left to play this season.
I think most Swansea fans will be urging the club to tie Routledge down to a new deal.
Even if it’s a short-term deal, the experience and leadership he will provide in the dressing room will be beneficial.
He isn’t the fastest of players anymore, but he has been one of their better players this season and definitely has a lot more to offer.