Home » EPL, Latest » Newcastle have completed signing of Jonjo Shelvey

jonjo-shelvey-newcastle-unitedNewcastle United have completed the signing of Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City.

Shelvey has joined for £12million and has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal.

The 23-year-old, who has six England caps, only signed a four-year contract extension with Swansea in 2015, but he now becomes Newcastle’s second January signing after Senegal midfielder Henri Saivet’s arrival on Monday.

Shelvey started his career with Charlton, and moved to Swansea from Liverpool for £5m in July 2013, helping the Swans to their highest Premier League finish of eighth last season.

On his move to Newcastle he said: “I’m very excited to be here. I’m so glad that it’s finally done.

“I drove up through the night to be here so it’s been a manic 24 hours but it’s all been worth it to come here and play for this great club.”

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren added: “I’m delighted to welcome Jonjo to Newcastle United.

“He has great experience for a young English central midfielder and is a current England international, so I’m certain he will be a great addition to the squad.

“He is a player we have admired for some time and we’re very pleased that we’ve now been able to bring him here.”

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