Transfer news

Williams happy at Swansea - agent

March 20, 2013
By ESPN staff

Ashley Williams is not looking to leave Swansea City, according to the player’s agent, although he did not rule out a transfer if a top club were to make a bid.

Ashley Williams
GettyImagesSwansea captain Williams has helped the club to Capital One Cup glory this season

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Williams, 28, has been linked with moves to Liverpool, led by former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers, and Arsenal in recent weeks after impressing in the top-flight over the last two seasons.

However, Williams’ representative, Jamie Moralee, said the Wales centre-back would not look to force an exit.

"What I can say is that my player has got no desire to leave Swansea City Football Club," Moralee told the South Wales Evening Post. "There have been stories linking Ash with clubs for the past few years, but his situation now is no different from his situation over the past few years.

"Ash has always remained a Swansea City player. He is happy there, his family are there with him and he is playing better than ever because Swansea have given him a platform.

"He has been captain for much of this season and he thrives on that responsibility.

"If he is drawing the attention of the big boys then that is a good thing, because it shows he is developing and Swansea are developing, but he has never knocked on the chairman's door and said he wants to leave and he has never handed in a transfer request."

Williams is under contract until 2015, but Moralee suggested he would be happy to consider a move to a club like Liverpool or Arsenal.

"If a club comes in and puts the money on the table, I am sure Ash and the Swansea chairman will have a conversation, but we are all pretty chilled and comfortable with the situation,” he said.

"There's nothing other than newspaper speculation at the moment and, as you know, that comes when people are playing well, but that's all it is.

“If one of the big four, five or six decide to target Ash and put the money down, then there will be a conversation, but it's quite early to even be suggesting this kind of talk because there are still quite a few games to be played before the end of the season."