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Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of midfielder Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City, for a £12m transfer fee.
The 23-year-old England international has penned a five-and-a-half-year deal at St James’ Park, and can make his debut on home soil for Tuesday’s game at home to Manchester United.
Speaking after signing for the Magpies, Shelvey 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.”
His new head coach, Steve McClaren, stated his delight upon the signing of Shelvey, who has also played for Liverpool in his career.
McClaren said: “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.”