Rangel signs new Swansea deal

Swansea full-back Angel Rangel has signed a new contract which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2016.

Last Updated: 08/03/13 at 08:53 Post Comment

Angel Rangel: Celebrating a new contract at Swansea

Angel Rangel: Celebrating a new contract at Swansea

The 30-year-old has been at the club since 2007 and has been a vital part of the team as they progressed from League One to the Premier League.

Rangel also played in the Capital One Cup triumph over Bradford at Wembley in February, when the Swans won 5-0 to book their place in next season's Europa League.

"I arrived in 2007 and I've already had six excellent years at Swansea," Rangel said. "It has been a great story for me since my debut at Oldham in League One.

"There was the promotion as champions in League One, then we did so well in building our reputation as a passing team in the Championship during a time when people said we couldn't do it.

"Then we got through the play-offs in the Championship against Reading, and that was an amazing achievement.

"After an incredible first season in the Premier League, people doubted we could do the same again or even stay up - but look at what we have accomplished already.

"We are in the top half of the Premier League, we have 40 points already and we have a first major trophy for the club.

"What a story this is. We have shown what we can do in the Premier League, now we are looking forward to showing what we are capable of in Europe."

Rangel, who recently hit the headlines after he and his wife spent time helping to feed Swansea's homeless, is the latest in a string of players to pen new deals at the club.

Michu, Wayne Routledge, Leon Britton, Garry Monk, Ben Davies and Ashley Williams have been among those to commit themselves to Swansea.

He said: "It shows how well things are going here that so many of the squad have signed new contracts.

"The club realises the players are doing a great job and the board and chairman are rewarding us for that.

"We are getting better and better as a club again this season and everyone here is keen to play their part in helping Swansea City grow."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Liverpool: Mario Balotelli 'wll stick with reds' says his agent

Mario Balotelli hasn't got off to the best of starts at Liverpool but he is hopeful of turning things around at Anfield.

Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea need Diego Costa'

Eden Hazard admits Chelsea 'need' Diego Costa as he faces a three-match ban for a stamp on Emre Can on Tuesday night.

Copa del Rey: Luis Enrique says Neymar had to be substituted against Atletico Madrid to prevent injury

Luis Enrique says he had to substitute Neymar to prevent him from being injured in an ugly cup tie with Atletico.

Mail Box

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company