Report: Leon Britton set to turn down Garry Monk reunion at Leeds United

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The Swansea City man had been tipped to link up with his former boss at Elland Road but will instead stay at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

It appears as though Leeds United manager Garry Monk is set to miss out on a reunion with his former star and ex-teammate Leon Britton, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting that the midfielder will reject the chance of a move to instead sign a new deal at Swansea City.

Britton played under Monk at the Liberty Stadium and was also a teammate of the former Swans captain for nearly a decade across two spells as the pair played in the side which rose from League Two to the Premier League in just nine seasons.

The 33-year-old has just a single year left on his deal at the Welsh club and it had been suggested that he could be tempted into joining his old captain and manager at Elland Road.

Swansea City's Leon Britton (L) and Garry Monk applaud the fans at the end of the game

However, the Yorkshire Evening Post claims that sources close to Britton have revealed that the midfielder will ultimately turn down that opportunity and instead commit to signing any new deal offered to him by the Welsh club at which he is something of a terrace hero.

Britton has over 500 appearances in English football to his name in his 14-year career, and has played 503 times for the Swans alone after joining the then-Third Division side as a 20-year-old in 2002.

Swansea City's Leon Britton (L) and Garry Monk (R) in action against Brighton & Hove Albion's Nicky Forster

He would have brought experience and class on the ball to the Leeds midfield, but it appears as though the Yorkshire club will now need to turn their attentions to other players to bolster that area of their squad.

Liam Bridcutt, who spent the majority of last season on loan at the Whites, remains a permanent target this summer.

Meanwhile, it looks as though Monk will be successful in bringing one player from his former club, with a loan deal for defender Kyle Bartley seen as a real possibility from all angles.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

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