Ashley Williams has wiped out any speculation about his Swansea future after stating its highly unlikely he will finish his career other than South Wales. The Welsh centre back has 276 Swans appearances and at the age of 30, he still has a considerable amount of years left to add to his heap of games already.
Williams initially joined Swansea on loan from Stockport County in March 2008 before the move was made permanent in a £400,000 deal the same year. He has played a crucial role in guiding the Swans out of the Championship and into the Premier League and has established himself as a top drawer Premiership defender. The Swansea skipper is settled in South Wales and a move elsewhere would seem like a downgrade.
Garry Monk declined a bid of £4m from Sunderland in the summer but higher bids from Arsenal and Liverpool were speculative but eventually no such activity happened. The Swansea captain won his 50th Wales cap on Saturday and said “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.” Williams added.