Neil Taylor signs new contract with Swansea City

Neil Taylor
Swansea City's Neil Taylor (left) played for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London

Wales defender Neil Taylor has signed a new four-year contract with Swansea City.

Taylor, 26, had a year left on his previous deal and had attracted interest from West Brom, Aston Villa, Real Sociedad and Crystal Palace.

The Eagles had a bid for the left-back rejected in January.

The 21-cap Wales international is the first-choice left-back at Liberty Stadium following Ben Davies' move to Tottenham in July 2014.

Taylor has made 36 appearances for Swansea this season, as well as five for Wales in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

He joined the Swans from Wrexham in 2010 and was a target for Fulham and West Ham last season, but is now secured as a Swansea player until at least 2019.

Swansea manager Garry Monk wants to sign another left-back to compete with Taylor for a first-team place, and St-Etienne's Franck Tabanou is among the players Monk is monitoring.

Taylor will join up with the Wales squad on Monday, as Chris Coleman's side prepare for a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium in Cardiff on 12 June.

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