Connor Roberts signs new Swansea City deal after Ryan Giggs chat
Defender Connor Roberts has signed a new contract with Swansea City that will see him stay at the Liberty Stadium until 2022 after consulting with Wales boss Ryan Giggs.
The right-back has come through the club's academy system and made his debut against Wolves in January.
Roberts is also a Wales regular, and has won eight caps in 2018.
"I asked Ryan and got his input. He wants his players playing as much as they can," he told BBC Sport Wales.
"There were some rumours and whatnot. I spoke with the chairman, manager and my representatives and I think we all agreed I had to do what was right by me. There was some pondering, I spoke with Ryan Giggs to see what he thought.
"At the end it has come down to me wanting to keep playing football and improving as a player and I think Swansea is the team to do that with."
Roberts admits he did consider his options..
"I am not going to lie, there was interest from other teams," he said.
"I had to talk to people who knew a bit about the game... there is always interest if someone does fairly well.
"But at the moment I need to get as many games in the legs as I can, I need to perform consistently.
"There is an emotional pull here. It would be hard to leave, the fans like me and I like them and all my family support Swansea. But luckily that (leaving Swansea) is not happening.
"My goal is to play in the Premier League again and I want it to be with Swansea."
Roberts says there is still plenty of progress for him to make despite his meteoric rise this season.
"Even though I've signed this contract there is more to come from me," Roberts said.
"I've had a good few months, but I want to keep playing well, improving and proving I'm good enough and worthy of a place in the team.
"The next few years give me a chance to stay in the team, continue improving as a player.
"Hopefully, the end goal is to be back in the Premier League by the time my contract is up."
The 23-year-old has played in all 17 of Swansea's games this season, scoring twice for Graham Potter's side.
He made 11 appearances last season, four of which came in Swansea's Premier League relegation campaign.
Previously Roberts had spent loan spells at Yeovil Town, Bristol Rovers and Middlesbrough.