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Vorm signs new four-year deal

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm has put pen to paper on a new deal that ties him to the club until 2016.

• Swans trio set for new deal

Vorm, 28, has attracted plenty of praise since arriving at the Liberty Stadium from Utrecht last summer, and swept the board at the club's player of the year awards.

There had been speculation that the Netherlands international could attract interest from other clubs, but he believes the future is bright for the Swans.

"I'm delighted," Vorm told the club's official website. "I'm enjoying my time here very much, and it is one of the reasons why I've signed an extension.

"I can also only see things at Swansea getting better and better. I can see a lot of positive things happening here and I believe the club has a bright future ahead of it. The club has signed a lot of its quality players for longer periods, which is a good thing."

And his manager Michael Laudrup is also pleased at his goalkeeper's decision to commit his future to the club.

"It's very important for the team and the club, trying to get new deals with important players is good news," he said. "It's a boost for everybody, the fans included. It shows he believes in the project at this club and hopefully other important players will do the same.

"He's a very important player. Goalkeepers are always important and can win you a lot of points in a season, he has already shown that here and hopefully he can continue with that. I'm just happy he's continuing with us and when important players renew contracts we can avoid rumours about our players going to other clubs. That's important and it gives something to the team.''

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