Alan Pardew gave England International midfielder Johnjo Shelvey his professional debut four years ago at Charlton Athletic, and news today that Newcastle are interested in the 22 year-old Swansea City play-maker, who scored a fantastic goal against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Johnjo Shelvey in action against Newcastle recently
The news in the Mirror is that Alan Pardew is ready to bid for the 22 year-old Swansea midfielder, after he only joined Swansea City last summer, after being at Liverpool for three years.
Shelvey started his youth career at Arsenal and the moved to West Ham, before joining Charlton ten years ago.
When he made his first-team debut in April of 2008 against Barnsley, he became Charlton’s youngest-ever player at the age of 16 years and 59 days, and he went on to play 47 times for Charlton with 14 goals, before joining Liverpool for around £2M in 2010.
He was sent on loan to Blackpool in 2010 and played 10 times for the Seasiders and scored 6 goals, and while at Liverpool he played 69 times with 7 goals ,and joined Swansea last summer on a four-year contract for an initial transfer fee of £5M.
The goal he scored against on Saturday is a goal of the season contender, but we wonder why Shelvey would want to join Newcastle from Swansea in the summer?
Here’s Shelvey’s great goal against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Shelvey has played for all the English youth sides, and 13 times with 4 goals for the England U21 side, and once for the full England side.
What do you think?