Swansea’s Ashley Williams wants a long stay at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has revealed he wants to remain with the Welsh club for as long as possible, with reports still linking the Welsh international to other clubs in the Premier League, reports BBC Sport.

The 30-year-old signed a contract extension last year, and told manager Garry Monk that he has no intention to leave. Williams joined the club from Stockport in 2008 for just £400K, and has since made more than 300 appearances. Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with his signature in the last year-and-a-half, but Williams committed his future by signing a new deal with the club.

He’s since reaffirmed his desire to stay at the Liberty Stadium, with Garry Monk’s side on course to finish in their highest position in the Premier League table since they earned promotion to the top flight. Swansea’s defensive record has been impressive this season too, with the Jacks having kept 11 clean sheets in 30 games.

Williams has played his part in a much more resilient backline this campaign, and is set to win his 50th cap for Wales too, which is recognition for his consistency as a centre-back. The 30-year-old has said he wants to stay at City for as long as he can.

“I can’t see myself playing for anyone else to be perfectly honest. I’m very comfortable here in the city, I love the club. I know it, the way it works and it knows me. And I don’t have any other thoughts of any other team in the Premier League to be honest. All I care about is doing the best for this team.”

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