Angel Rangel commits to Swans

Swansea City Angel Rangel

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Swansea full-back Angel Rangel has signed a new one-year contract with the club that will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until the summer of 2017.

The long serving defender originally joined the Swans from Spanish lower league team Terrassa in 2007 and has made 315 appearances for the club in all competitions, playing an influential role in their rise from League One to an established Premier League club.

The Spaniard has made 17 league starts for the Welsh club this campaign, but has lost his place in the starting line-up since the arrival of Kyle Naughton from Tottenham during the January transfer window.

Indeed the 32-year-old has not started a Premier League game for Garry Monk’s side since the 1-1 draw with West Ham on January 10, but the experienced defender revealed his delight at signing the new deal that will take him into his tenth year at the Welsh club.

He said: “To be part of this club for the next two years is great news for me. Playing for Swansea City for 10 years has always been a target for me. Seeing the likes of Leon Britton, Alan Tate and Garry Monk reach 10 years’ service for this club has been inspirational.”

The right back remains optimistic of forcing his way back into the Jacks’ starting line-up going forward, but believes it is important the club have competition for places in every position.

He continued: “When the manager has strong competition for every position then that is great for the club because it helps us push on.”

Next up for the Swans is a home match with Liverpool on Monday as they look to cement their position in the top 10 of the league table.

The Welsh club are 3.94 to secure the three points with the Merseysiders available at 1.97, the draw is on offer at 3.24.

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