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Newcastle Sign Shelvey – Second Player In 24 Hours

6:36 pm, Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

Newcastle have completed their second signing in less than 24 hours when the deal for Jonjo Shelvey was completed and announced about 30 minutes ago.

jonj shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey – Newcastle United player

Here’s what Newcastle have put out on their web-site:

Newcastle United have completed the signing of England international midfielder Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City.

The 23-year-old moves to St. James’ Park for an undisclosed fee and has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal.

Shelvey began his professional career at Charlton Athletic – making his league debut aged just 16 – before moves to Liverpool and Swansea saw him amass 126 Premier League appearances and earn six full international caps to date.

This is what Jonjo 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 United head coach, 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.”

This could well turn out to be a terrific signing for Newcastle – cannot wait until he makes his debut against West Ham on Saturday.

Comments welcome.

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Grantosuk // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Charley hasn’t a clue, we won’t sign anyone, it will be a rush to get anyone in right at the end of the window. Ashley will gamble on your safety to save money.

    The negativity on this site is astonishing. Mob mentality at its finest.

  • 2 archaeomag // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Jonjo ? is that French

  • 3 ronaldo aarons // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Jonjo sounds like a sort of hillbilly red neck sort of name.

  • 4 John Tudor // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    i still feel the EPL do not want Ashley in the league

    watch this refs decision tonite

  • 5 Bambams // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    A CB and a striker please

  • 6 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Robertson plus Remy next and we’ll stay up. Then get Austin in the summer when Remy’s loan finishes.

  • 7 JAMSHA // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    team news? for tonights game?

  • 8 archaeomag // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Good to have a baldy player – easy to spot from a distance, perhaps he will replace Obertan.

  • 9 ronaldo aarons // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    FellIni is starting, I say 17 minutes until he ‘accidentally’ elbows somebody.

  • 10 Bambams // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    John Tudor
    Totally agree. You just need to look at how few penalties we get and how any tackle that is 50-50 always goes against our players. A few of us have been saying this for ages, Wonga sponsorship SD and zero hour contracts….FA will hate having us in the PL

  • 11 John Tudor // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    marveaux on the bench

  • 12 archaeomag // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    @11 shop window?

  • 13 catchy in norway // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    rolando on the bench

  • 14 toontaff2 // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Harry The Hornet on loan until the end of the season.

  • 15 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Good business this tbf

    Adds some boll0x to our midfield and takes away a direct relegation rivals spine
    Be even better if it means we don’t have to witness Colback flouncing around in midfield every week!!

    Oh and £8 mil for Tiote? Start the car…..

  • 16 loonie-toon // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Watched the game spurs vs leister the lb. for leister looked pritty good chidwell n was reading e onli on 800 pw n glad we signed shelvey just signing players might give us a lift for tonight

  • 17 JDdubai // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    If ManU had a brain they would stick Fellaini up front and play long ball all night with Marital and Rooney running for the knockdowns.

  • 18 ronaldo aarons // Jan 12, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Surprised mata isn’t starting. He a,ways plays well against us.

  • 19 OneAlanShearer // Jan 12, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    This is the side I want to see by the time the window closes:

    New gk

    Janmaat Mbemba Vestergaard willems

    Sissoko shelvey saivet townsend



    Subs:Elliot, colo,Dummett, colback, perez, mitrovic,aarons/thauvin.

  • 20 OneAlanShearer // Jan 12, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Hoping we score tonight and do well. Hwtl.

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