Swansea defender Chico Flores signs new deal

Chico Flores: New one-year extension

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Swansea defender Chico Flores has signed a one-year contract extension.

The 26-year-old, who has been a regular since his £2m move from Genoa last summer, has finalised a deal that now keeps him at the club until 2016.

"I'm very happy," the centre-half said. "Everything has gone better than I ever expected considering I only arrived in Wales in the summer.

"I have found it easier to settle here than when I moved from Spain to Italy.

"The language issue can still be difficult at times, but I'm getting there. My English is improving all the time and I have good communication on the pitch alongside Ash (Ashley Williams), who can also speak a bit of Spanish.

"In my debut season the club has won its first major trophy and is safe again for another year in the Premier League.

"I had no hesitation in signing a new contract for a number of reasons, but mainly because I can only see the team and the club growing."

Chico Flores

"It's been a fantastic experience and a massive achievement for the club, both individually and collectively.

"I had no hesitation in signing a new contract for a number of reasons, but mainly because I can only see the team and the club growing.

"We play good football, which I think suits me, and the warmth of the fans towards me has been unbelievable. To hear them singing my name is amazing; phenomenal. I love them all.

"If you put all that together, everything is perfect, and I hope to stay at Swansea for a long, long time."