Jordi Amat signs new Swansea deal

Jordi Amat Swansea City

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Swansea defender Jordi Amat has signed a new deal that will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until the end of the 2017-18 season.

The Spaniard has inked a one-year extension to the contract he signed when he arrived from Espanyol for £2.5million in the summer of 2013.

Centre-half Amat, who can also operate as a holding midfielder, suffered a knee injury back in September and has struggled for game time since returning to fitness.

But he is now looking to break back into the side on a regular basis and is delighted the Swans have demonstrated their “confidence and faith” in his abilities.

Amat, 22, told Swansea’s official website: “It was a big decision to move my family here. I was moving to a new country and a new league, but it has worked out really well.

“I’ve played games in the Premier League, the cups and the Europa League, so it has been an amazing experience for me here already.

“But this is hopefully just the start. The injury was a tough moment for me, but it happens in football.

“You just have to keep working hard and along with the support of the club it makes you stronger.”

Amat was an unused substitute as Swansea lost 3-2 at Tottenham in their most recent Premier League outing and will be hoping to make Garry Monk’s starting XI at home against Liverpool on Monday night.

The Swans are 3.94 to take all three points against Brendan Rodgers’ Reds (1.97) with the draw 3.24.

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