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Swansea City Agree £6m Fee for Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey: Nightly Soccer Report

jonjo shelvey Swansea City Agree £6m Fee for Liverpools Jonjo Shelvey: Nightly Soccer Report

Swansea have agreed a £6million fee with Liverpool to sign midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. If the England international agrees personal terms and passes his medical, the midfielder could join Swansea as early as this weekend in time for the club’s pre-season tour to the Netherlands.

If the deal goes through, Swansea will have beaten West Ham United and Crystal Palace to capture his signature. And this isn’t the first time the Swans have been rumored to be interested in the 21-year-old. There were reports in the last couple of transfer windows that the Welsh club were interested in signing him.

If Shelvey joins the Swans, he’ll be the seventh signing by Swansea this week. The Welsh club signed three Spaniards (Alejandro Pozuelo, Jordi Amat and Jose Canas), Jonathan de Guzman (on another season-long loan) and youngsters Gregor Zabret and Alex Gogic.

Personally, as a Swansea supporter, I’m not impressed by Shelvey. He reminds me of Josh McEachran, a similarly talented young footballer who went to Swansea but failed to make a positive impression despite few appearances. Shelvey is too wasteful in front of goal. He can disappear in games. And sometimes it’s as if he’s trying too hard. I just can’t see him fitting into this Swansea squad, and I’m surprised the board are letting this transfer go through at a transfer fee that isn’t commensurate with the player’s abilities.

Maybe Laudrup is convinced he can turn this player around, but I’m not sold on him.

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14 Responses to Swansea City Agree £6m Fee for Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. Smokey Bacon says:

    I recall in that silly documentary Brendan Rodgers taking him to one side telling Shelvey he could play for him for the next 10 years. Oh well.

  2. Yespage says:

    Swansea want Jordan Henderson too?

  3. IanCransonsKnees says:

    PLIBT, there was a vicious rumour linking him to us.

    Anybody spotted the story about the Munster rugby coach getting a job with Arsenal.

  4. Harry Potter says:

    You can hide in Wales all you want but I’m still coming after you!

  5. Mufc77 says:

    Surley for 6m Swansea could have got someone from Europe who has more potential than this lad.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      I think it ends up being a British player bought to meet the quota, and someone who has the potential to turn into a good player. Conceivably, he could excel at Swansea. He’s only 21, so the chances of him getting a greater transfer fee in the future when sold are pretty likely.

      • jtm371 says:

        he sometimes loses his head with rash challenges.picks up poor yellows/red cards.seems high for bit player i guess his age is the selling point.

  6. Ryan says:

    As a Liverpool supporter, I can say that this guy is kind of infuriating to watch. His inconsistency is maddening.

  7. M Owen says:

    Jonjo is a talented lad as they come but his problem is his attitude…wanting the rewards putting a shift in training.
    From what i have heard BR rates him but this lad is very infuriating.
    Anyway i would have liked him to stay but wish him well elsewhere else.

  8. Clampdown says:

    “Jonjo, use yr quality!” … elsewhere, I guess.

  9. Bucky says:

    6m is because of his age and his homegrown status. BUT LFC seem to be going to an all midget lineup in the middle. This will work against the bottom half of the table leaving them perfectly positioned for an 8th place finish.

  10. Rob says:

    Give him a couple of years; it’s all down to his age; he has bags of talent.

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