Swansea wrap up Shelvey deal

  • Last Updated: July 3 2013, 16:29 BST

Swansea have completed the signing of Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in a £5million four-year deal.

Jonjo Shelvey: New Swansea City midfielder

The 21-year-old had fallen down the pecking order at Anfield and whe the two clubs agreed a fee late yesterday a deal was concluded quickly.

Shelvey travelled to south Wales this morning and agreed personal terms and completed a medical.

"Liverpool Football Club have confirmed Jonjo Shelvey has completed a transfer to Swansea City," said a Reds statement.

"Everybody at Liverpool FC would like to wish Jonjo all the best for the future."

Shelvey spent three years at Anfield after joining from Charlton in May 2010 for a fee of £1.7million.

He made 69 appearances for the Reds, scoring seven goals.

Swansea will pay the £5million up front with other add-ons accounting for a further £1million and the midfielder will now join the rest of Swansea's squad for their pre-season tour of Holland.

Chairman Huw Jenkins had spoken of the need to increase their quota of homegrown players and Shelvey, an established England Under-21 international who made his senior debut against San Marino last year, fits the bill.

"We have got to make sure that the make-up of our squad is right," Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins told the South Wales Echo.

"And obviously part of that is making sure that we have so many British players in there.

"We have got to do that - there is no choice because they are the rules."


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