Swansea City captain Ashley Williams insists he is staying in Wales despite Everton rumours

Swans boss Garry Monk confident of keeping his captain

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has rubbished reports linking him with a summer switch to either Everton or Crystal Palace.

The Premier League duo are speculated to have made an offer in the region of £5m in recent weeks but the 30-year-old centre-back has no interest in leaving the Liberty Stadium.

He said: "I'll be staying. The gaffer has already said that. I'm used to dealing with the speculation and bids. It's part of the job and I just take it as a compliment and shows that you're doing your job properly.

"I'm committed to Swansea and just concentrating on Swansea this pre-season."

Everton boss Roberto Martinez signed Williams from Stockport County in 2008 during his time in charge in South Wales but has been put off by the £15m asking price.

 

Garry Monk, the Swans boss, also moved to quash the reports this weekend.

He commented: "You can't stop speculation or anything like that, but... it's exactly the same situation.

"He's the captain of our club, he's captain of his country. It's a big year coming up for himself and he'll be doing very well in a white shirt."

Comments