Swansea star Angel Rangel takes to Twitter after contract extension

Swansea's Angel Rangel celebrates at full time

The long serving Swans favourite has extended his stay at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea's Angel Rangel celebrates at full timeSwansea's Angel Rangel celebrates at full time

Swansea City defender Angel Rangel has signed a one year extension to his contract at the Premier League side, and then took to Twitter to announce his delight.

The Spaniard is one of the longest serving players at the Liberty Stadium, having arrived in 2007 when the Swans were in League One.

He is now entering his tenth year with the club, and Rangel has made an amazing 339 appearances across three divisions.

The 33-year-old has been first choice at fullback for most of his nine seasons at the club, and recovered from a period at the beginning of the last campaign when he was out of the side to feature in all but one of Swansea's Premier League sides in 2016.

Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Swansea's Angel RangelGeorginio Wijnaldum in action with Swansea's Angel Rangel

Rangel's previous deal with Swansea expired next summer, and he will now remain at the Liberty into his 35th year.

With Francesco Guidolin looking to redesign the side ahead of the new season, it is especially important that Rangel has retained a key role in the squad, especially amid talk surrounding the future of Swansea captain Ashley Williams.

"I am delighted to have extended my contract for another year and I am looking forward hopefully to having more years at the club," Rangel told the club website.

"This is my home now. This contract will take me to 11 years here and I am so pleased with that.

"I am 33 now, but I still feel fresh. That's one of the main reasons why I am still signing contracts."

Chelsea's Pedro in action with Swansea's Angel RangelChelsea's Pedro in action with Swansea's Angel Rangel

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