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De Guzman keen to continue Swansea progress

Jonathan de Guzman wants to continue putting Swansea on the map after agreeing a one-year loan extension with the club.

The midfielder handed boss Michael Laudrup a major boost on Saturday when he completed a move back to the Liberty Stadium from parent club Villarreal.

He played an integral part in Swansea’s success last season, scoring five times in the Premier League as the club finished ninth and also netting twice in the 5-0 victory over Bradford in the League Cup final.

And after agreeing a new deal with the Welsh outfit, he is keen to help them continue fulfiling their potential.

“I had a great year at Swansea,’’ he told the club’s official website. “The people around the club and the fans treated me well.

“It was not just the results we had; it was more about showing we can also compete with the big teams. We played better against the bigger teams.

“We played well in a lot of games. We played good football and it’s refreshing playing in a team that has a good football mind.

“I’m very satisfied with what happened. We did very well, we were very creative.

“We really put Swansea on the map.”

The deal will initially see an extension of the loan arrangement between Swansea and Villarreal, which first brought the Dutchman to the Liberty Stadium in July 2012.

However, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has not ruled out the possibility of something more permanent.

“Everyone is happy the loan is continuing,” he said. “Then Jonathan will review his long-term future next summer.”

Sun 30 June, 2013
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