Swansea defender Chico Flores has signed a one-year extension to his current deal, keeping him at the Liberty Stadium until June 2016, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.
Flores, 26, was signed on a three-year contract from Genoa at the start of the season and has become a key part of Michael Laudrup's defence.
Despite having the Spaniard tied down until 2015, Swansea were eager to fend off any rivals for his signature by prolonging his stay in Wales and it is a move that surprised the former Real Mallorca player.
"I'm very happy," he 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.