Promising midfielder Joe Allen has penned a new four-year contract at Premier League new boys Swansea.
The 21-year-old was due to see his previous deal at the Liberty Stadium expire at the end of the 2011/12 campaign.
He has, however, committed his long-term future to the club and will now remain with the Swans until at least the summer of 2015.
Allen has been rewarded with fresh terms after breaking into the first-team set-up last season.
A product of the club's academy system, having been on their books since the age of nine, he is regarded as a hot prospect for the future and is determined to fulfil his potential in South Wales.
Wales international Allen told the Western Mail: "The fact that the manager and the club wanted to re-sign me, and for such a long length of time, is pleasing.
"They have shown a lot of faith in me and I am flattered.
"It's the perfect situation for me with the club going into the Premier League for the first time. It's exciting for me.
"The manager has been great. As a young player looking to progress, you need the manager to show faith in you and I am delighted he wants me to be part of his future plans."
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted to have tied Allen down on a new deal and is expecting him to shine on the Premier League stage this season.
He said: "I am absolutely delighted that Joe has signed a new contract. He is a young player who I have great faith in.
"He has ability, intelligence and great maturity - he has that responsibility off the field and you know he will not do anything stupid.
"He is a player with a big future for Swansea and for Wales and I am delighted he has decided that this is the club where he can continue his development.
"We are going to find out about a lot of players this season and Joe certainly has the technical qualities to step up.
"I believe he has the ability to play at the highest level."