Swansea City Man Addresses Contract Situation

Swansea City striker Liam Cullen has revealed that he is hoping to receive a new contract offer from the Welsh side, according to the BBC.

The Swans currently sit in 15th position in the Championship and have been in good form recently, taking 10 points from the last 15 available.

Cullen has been with Luke Williams’ side since the age of eight and has had a strong career for the South-Wales based side. Since 2018 he has made over 90 appearances in the Championship and will hope that is enough to earn him a new deal.

He’s started 24 games this season, scoring six times including the opener in the South Wales derby against Cardiff City on Saturday. However, the striker missed a penalty in the second half. It wouldn’t matter though as his side ran out 2-0 winners.

Cullen had a loan spell with League One play-off chasers Lincoln City in the 2021/22 season, making 20 appearances and scoring one goal. He made his Welsh debut and only senior appearance to date against Gibraltar as they ran out 4-0 winners in October 2023.

The Swans have a 12 month option on the player’s contract and Cullen has made it clear he would like to stay:

“Everyone knows what I want to do.

“So hopefully we can sort something out – a few more years hopefully.

“This is home for me. I love playing for this club. I love representing the club. I love the fans and I love working with the staff and the manager, and obviously the players.

“It’s just down to my agent and the club to work something out.”

The game could have been put to bed earlier but Cullen unfortunately missed a penalty early in the second half:

“I’ll be practising from 12 yards for a long time next week, but I don’t think I’m going to be allowed to take one for a while.

“When you miss a penalty like that but you win, ultimately, you don’t care.

“As soon as Jams (Lowe) put that ball in the net, I flew down the line and I was one of the happiest people in the ground.”

Cullen has now joined up with the Wales squad ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2024 play-off semi-final against Finland:

“There’s a lot of top players in that squad so I might have to be a bit patient.

“But for me, if I am not going to play, I just want to go in and try to help the lads prepare as best they can and give them a hard time in training so they are ready to perform.

“Then if I am called upon, I have trained well and hopefully I am ready to go.

“It’s a week I am really looking forward to. I have not tasted a major tournament qualification yet and it’s something I really want to achieve.”

The Swans have a tough run-in as they still play teams fighting for survival. They still have to play the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town, Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers.

Writer’s View

Having scored six goals this season, surely Cullen has done enough to get at the very least another year. His timing isn’t bad either, asking for a new contract after the South Wales derby seems a clever thing to do.

At present, Swansea are safe, but with a few defeats against teams fighting for their lives, they could be pulled right back into the scrap for survival. There’s still plenty for them to play for and they will want to finish as high as they possibly can.


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