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.
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.