. . . Gerhard signs new two-and-a-half-year contract at Swans
Gerhard Tremmel has today committed himself to Swansea City until the summer of 2015 after signing a new two-and-a-half-year deal at the Liberty.
The new contract, which includes the option of a further year in SA1, is reward for the German keeper’s fine performances this season.
Tremmel, whose original deal was due to run out this summer, has already made 18 appearances this season – 12 in the Barclays Premier League.
The 34-year-old has provided Michael Laudrup with strong options between the sticks this term, with Tremmel also starting in all of the club’s Capital One Cup games.
The former Bayern Munich trainee is set to get the nod for the Final against Bradford City at Wembley later this month.
And Tremmel insists he’s delighted to pen a new deal which will ensure he remains part of the ongoing Swans success story.
“Since the first day I joined this club, I knew something special was happening,” said Tremmel.
“I have been at a number of clubs, but the feeling here between the players, staff and supporters is different.
“I feel very, very good here. Of course, last season I didn’t play the amount of games I had hoped for, but this season has been a completely different story on the pitch for me.
“I have played in a lot more games and big matches against the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool to name but a few.
“I think it has been good for myself and the supporters. I’ve been able to build momentum with a consecutive run of games this season, while the fans can now see what I am capable of.
“I am contributing a lot more, which is great, and when the opportunity came along to sign a new deal here I was very happy to do that.
“The club has been on a remarkable rise over the last few years, and it really is a nice story – I was keen to be a part of that story, so the new contract is great news for me because I feel I have a lot more to give this club.”
The Swans success story will hopefully add another new chapter in the club’s history books when the club take on League Two side Bradford in the Capital One Cup Final on February 24.
And it is an occasion Tremmel can’t wait to be a part of.
“The cup final is the major highlight of my career, no doubt about it,” added the Swans stopper.
“To play in a massive final of a top competition like this is huge for any player.
“So to have the chance of running out at Wembley and playing in the Capital One Cup final later this month is something we can all look forward to.”
Tremmel follows the likes of Leon Britton and Garry Monk in committing to the club recently, while Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Neil Taylor, Wayne Routledge and Michu have also penned new contracts this season.