Leon Britton is pleased that his immediate future has been resolved after he agreed to stay at Swansea City.
The 32-year-old has spent the last 13 years with the Swans, apart from a brief spell at Sheffield United in 2010, having previously been at West Ham United.
He played a key role in Swansea’s rise through the divisions from the bottom half of League Two to the upper echelons of the Premier League.
Britton has featured in more than 400 league matches for Swansea but had been linked with a move to the United States this summer because of a recent lack of first-team opportunities at the Liberty Stadium.
Jack Cork, Ki Sung Yueng and Jonjo Shelvey are ahead of Britton in the midfield pecking order but boss Garry Monk brought him on as a substitute in Saturday’s comfortable 2-0 victory against Newcastle United.
“I spoke to the manager about two weeks ago and it was decided that the best thing for me was to stay here,” said Britton.
“I’ve always said the first place I want to play is here at Swansea.
Maybe things will change a bit and I can be involved a bit more, which would be great.”
Britton made only nine appearances last season but could feature at Sunderland on Saturday.
The Black Cats are 4.00 to beat Swansea while Monk’s side are available at 2.05 to build on the 2-2 draw at Chelsea and victory against Newcastle by winning at the Stadium of Light. Meanwhile, the draw is available at 3.40.