Swansea star Jamie Paterson is locked in a contract stand-off with the club over extending his deal… with the hitman claiming he has been let down and QPR having two bids rejected
- Jamie Paterson was one of the stars of the first half of the season for Swansea
- The livewire is in a contract stalemate with the club over an extension to his deal
- QPR have made two bids for Paterson and Huddersfield and Blackburn are keen
- The 30-year-old believes the club have not honoured promises over his terms
Swansea City striker Jamie Paterson is accusing the club of broken promises as the uncertainty over his future grows.
Paterson is currently training with Swansea’s under-23s as a result of the unrest over his contract situation.
The 30-year-old, who joined Swansea on a free transfer in the summer, is the among the lowest paid players among Russell Martin’s starting line-up.
Jamie Paterson has become an exile at Swansea after a prolifically bright start to the season
The striker is not satisfied with the terms he has been offered to stay at the Championship side
Paterson signed a one-year deal upon his arrival at Swansea and was promised fresh terms after making a stunning impact at the club during the first half of the season.
The skilful attacker scored eight goals and provided four assists in 21 Championship games, prompting the Welsh club to trigger a one-year contract extension earlier this month.
Paterson is unhappy that the club have not kept to their promise to give him an improved contract as reward for his outstanding performances for the team.
Queens Park Rangers are understood to have had two bids rejected by Swansea for Paterson, while Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers are also interested in the player but the club have so refused to listen to offers.
QPR have issued two bids for Paterson while Huddersfield and Blackburn are also interested
Former Bristol City livewire Paterson has not played for Swansea this year, last featuring when Nottingham Forest visited on December 11.
Manager Russell Martin has said he has a good relationship with Paterson, who has missed all three of the Swans’ Championship matches since then.
Second-top scorer Paterson’s early-season purple patch included a run of four goals in five appearances in September and October.
It remains to be seen if the unsettled forward will be allowed to leave Swansea before the close of the transfer window.