Swansea confirm contract talks with youngster Kingsley

Stephen Kingsley - Swansea City

The Scotland international could be set for a more prominent role for the Swans having impressed towards the back end of last season.

Aston Villa's Rudy Gestede in action with Swansea's Stephen KingsleyAston Villa's Rudy Gestede in action with Swansea's Stephen Kingsley 

Stephen Kingsley could be set for a more prominent role for Swansea City next season, with the club's chairman Huw Jenkins telling the South Wales Evening Post that talks over a new contract for the promising left-back have begun.

He told the newspaper: "I have started discussions aimed at sorting out a new contract for Stephen."

Stephen Kingsley - Swansea CityStephen Kingsley - Swansea City 

Kingsley, who has one year left on his current deal at the Liberty Stadium, produced a string of impressive performances towards the end of last season, after having to largely bide his time following his move from Falkirk in 2014.

Following loan spells at Yeovil Town and Crewe Alexandra, the 21-year-old made his Swansea debut as a substitute in the shock FA Cup defeat at Oxford United back in January.


The arrival of Francesco Guidolin then saw Kingsley handed his first bow in the Premier League during the impressive victory at Arsenal, a result that was largely pivotal in his side's successful survival bid.

An injury to Neil Taylor saw Kingsley handed a run in the side towards the end of the season, with the full-back even starting the final-day draw with Manchester City.


His impressive performances in South Wales even saw him called up to the Scotland squad for their friendly with France earlier this month.

According to reports, Kingsley is a genuine contender for a regular spot in the starting line-up at Swansea, who are now desperate to keep him at the club.

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