English Premiership

Swans fear losing captain Williams

2016-08-01 13:47
Ashley Williams (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Former Wales international footballer Danny Gabbidon has weighed in on the prospect of Swansea losing the services of their captain, Ashley Williams.

The 31-year-old has recently been linked with a move away from the Welsh outfit, with Everton reportedly interested in signing the Wales captain.

Gabbidon, who previously played alongside Williams for the national team, suggested that the centre-back is near-irreplacable.

"Williams is a worrying one, he would be hard to replace," he told BBC Sport.

"He's about to turn 32 - time is running out for him a little bit and he probably deserves to play at a higher level and test himself against the best in Europe."

Williams is set to resume training this week following an extended break after the 2016 European Championship in France, where he led Chris Coleman's side to their first-ever semi-final in a major tournament.

The former Stockport County man has made over 300 appearances for Swansea in his eight-year stay at the club. 

Media reports suggest that Ronald Koeman is keen on luring Williams to the Toffees as a replacement for John Stones, who has attracted interest from Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.