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Sigurdsson signs new Swansea contract

Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed a contract extension with the club that sees him staying in Wales until 2020.

The 26-year-old Icelandic international scored 11 goals for the Swans last season in the Premier League and had an impressive summer with the national team as Iceland made it to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016, knocking out England in the Round of 16 before falling to France. Sigurdsson said he’s happy to have signed a new deal and is looking forward to the future.

“I am very happy. It’s a place I like to live and play football in, so I’m very happy to have a new four-year contract,” Sigurdsson told Swansea’s official website.

“It says a lot about what the club think of me.

“The main reason is that I’m very happy playing football here. I feel very good and it’s a great team with a great bunch of lads.

“With the training ground extension being finished at Fairwood and the facility in Landore, the club is moving in the right direction and it’s something I want to be a part of.

“At the end of last season we were getting better and where we should be. We were winning games, which was a lot better than the first half of last year.

“We’ve been discussing the contract for a long period of time. It slowed down a little with the takeover, so it took longer than expected.

“We had the Euros as well, of course, so I was away for five or six weeks, so it’s nice that it’s finally done and I can concentrate on football and get ready for the season.

“I am looking forward to the next four years here.”

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