Swansea's Nathan Dyer says Leon Britton is best he's played with

Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer says Leon Britton, not Wilfried Bony or Gylfi Sigurdsson, is the best player he has played with at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City are now an established Premier League outfit, with giant strides taken since stepping up into the top-flight in 2011/12.

It has not always been an easy ride among the elite, but Brendan Rodgers, Michael Laudrup and Garry Monk have moved things forward in South Wales.

Retaining a key core of personnel has been integral to the success, with a number of players having moved through the divisions with the Swans.

Nathan Dyer is among those to have made a seamless transition from the Championship to the top tier, with the former Southampton man among the most consistent wingers in the business.

He has seen plenty of comings and goings throughout his time at the Liberty Stadium and has enjoyed playing alongside some big names – with the likes of Wilfried Bony and Gylfi Sigurdsson currently on the books.

It is, however, one of the old guard that Dyer considers to be the best he has worked with, with Leon Britton a diminutive performer who more than holds his own among the midfield giants of world football.

Dyer told the Sunday Telegraph: “He was told he wasn’t big enough to play central midfield and you look at him and he’s incredible.

“He’s one of the best players I have ever played with. Even in training you can’t get the ball off him. It is just incredible.”

  Total PassAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Leon Britton 75 66 3 153

Britton has spent 10 years with Swansea spread over two spells.

He has represented the club in all four divisions, making over 400 senior appearances.

At five foot five inches tall many may have expected him to struggle at the very highest level, but is among the finest ball-players in the Premier League and very rarely wastes a pass or gives opponents a moment to relax.

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