Williams may leave Swansea for nothing, says agent

The agent of Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has admitted that his client could leave the Welsh club for nothing if a new contract cannot be agreed between the two parties, reports Goal.com.

The 29-year-old is out of contract next summer, and Swansea are in talks over an extension, but little progress is thought to have been made in the negotiations. Interest in the player is high, with Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers, Lyon and Napoli all reportedly interested, while Sunderland are said to have put in a bid of around £4m.

Williams has been at Swansea since an initial loan spell from Stockport County was made permanent by then-boss Roberto Martinez in the summer of 2008. Since then, he has helped the club into the Premier League, and captained the side to its first ever silverware – the 2013 Capital One Cup.

But if no club signs him this summer, his agent Jonathan Moralee admitted, he could leave for free in 2015 should no contract extension be agreed. He said: “Ash has only got one year left on his contract, so clubs will look at that.

“If a new contract is not agreed or they don’t accept one of the bids, Swansea could risk losing him for nothing. A bid has been made but nothing’s been accepted or rejected yet – something has got to give.

“There are two or three clubs interested in Ash, and they must be confident in their ability to compete financially and be up there with Swansea in their offer for him. If Ash’s contract does run down, it won’t just be Sunderland interested. That will alert a lot of big clubs.’

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