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Graham urges fellow Swans to sign up

Swansea striker Danny Graham hopes that several of the club's stars will follow Michel Vorm in signing new deals at the Liberty Stadium.

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Vorm extended his contract with the Swans in late September, penning a new four-year deal that will keep him at the club until 2016. Vorm became a critical part of the Swansea side after joining from Dutch side Utrecht last year, and his impressive season prompted speculation he would follow Joe Allen and Gylfi Sigurdsson out of the exit door.

But Graham is confident that with the re-signing such talk will now cease and is hoping that the likes of Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor will also commit themselves to Swansea long term.

"We are hoping that Michel signing will encourage others to do the same," he said. "The chairman has acted quickly in giving Michel a new deal. Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor and several others are also being sorted out. Michel stated he wanted to stay because he can see something special happening. For Michel to say that when he has been linked with some top teams is a great thing and hopefully the chairman can use that to his advantage and tie down some more players on contracts, and bring other players in to help the squad move forward.

"Michel has been unbelievable since he joined the club. Swansea made a big thing about losing Dorus de Vries and how they would replace him when he joined Wolves. Swansea like to use their goalkeeper as another outfield player and he has come in and been superb. He has every attribute to be a top, top goalkeeper."


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