Khamis, 4 Julai 2013

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SWANSEA have signed Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in a £5million deal.

Boss Brian Laudrup swooped for the midfielder after he fell down the pecking order at Liverpool last season.
SHELVED ... ace fell from grace at Anfield

Shelvey, 21, travelled to South Wales this morning to agree personal terms and complete a medical before penning a four-year deal. 

Confirming the move in an official statement, Liverpool said: "Jonjo has completed a transfer to Swansea City. 

“Everybody at Liverpool would like to wish him all the best for the future.” 

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

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

Swansea will pay the £5m up front with other add-ons accounting for a further £1m. 

The midfielder will now join his new team-mates for their pre-season tour of Holland. 

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins had recently spoken of the need to bring in more homegrown players and Shelvey fits the bill. 

Jenkins said: “We have got to make sure that the make-up of our squad is right. 

“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.” 

Swansea yesterday signed Real Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo, who became the third Spaniard to move to the Liberty Stadium in the past week after former Betis team-mate Jose Canas and Espanyol’s Jordi Amat finalised deals. 

The club have also brought in Gregor Zabret from Slovenian side NK Domzale and Cypriot Alex Gogic from Olympiakos on a free transfer, with both teenagers expected to go into the reserves initially.


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