Newcastle sign Shelvey from Swansea

Published 01/12/2016, 1:35 PM EST
Football – Swansea City v AFC Bournemouth – Barclays Premier League – Liberty Stadium – 21/11/15 Jonjo Shelvey celebrates scoring the second goal for Swansea City from the penalty spot Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Rebecca Naden Livepic


LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United have signed England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City on a five-and-a-half-year deal, the Premier League clubs said on Tuesday.

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The transfer fee was undisclosed but media reports said Newcastle had agreed to pay 12 million pounds ($17.31 million)for the 23-year-old.
“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,” Shelvey said on the club website (www.nufc.co.uk).

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(Reporting by Toby Davis; editing by Tony Jimenez)

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