Rodgers hopes to secure long-term future with Swans in coming weeks
Plans: Brendan Rodgers wants to secure a long-term deal at Swansea
Brendan Rodgers has opened contract negotiations with Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins and hopes to commit his long-term future to the club before the end of January.
The Northern Irishman is currently on a rolling 12-month contract at the Liberty Stadium and is understood to have told Jenkins at a meeting on Wednesday that he wants a deal that will keep him at Swansea for at least the next three seasons.
His salary has not yet been agreed, but Rodgers, 38, believes talks will be concluded in the near future.
‘We’re almost there, it’s just very small details like finance,’ he said.
‘Huw and I have a really strong, open relationship and we had a good chat.
‘It wasn’t like he put a contract on the table and I took it away and looked at it. I just gave him an idea of where I think I’m at in terms of value and worth here. We also spoke about training facilities, investment in the team and moving forward.
‘It was all really positive and I left very pleased. Hopefully it will all be sorted very soon, by the end of the month.’
Rodgers’ efforts on the pitch should be helped by the arrival this week of Josh McEachran on loan from Chelsea.
Hero: Rodgers hopes Josh McEachran can become a cult hero at Swansea
The 18-year-old chose Swansea despite interest from Aston Villa, Bolton and Wigan, and Rodgers believes the England Under 21 midfielder will become a cult hero during his six months in south Wales.
Rodgers said: ‘He has been earmarked as a big talent, he produces on the field and for such a young player he’s become a cult hero at Chelsea because of his performances. I genuinely think he will become a cult hero here too.’