Jonjo Shelvey ‘drove through the night’ to seal £12m move to Newcastle

Jonjo Shelvey has signed for Newcastle from Swansea City for a reported fee of £12 million and admitted he drove through the night to seal the move.
The midfielder, 23, was a regular under Garry Monk at the Liberty Stadium, but has found his opportunities restricted under interim manager Alan Curtis.
Shelvey joined Swansea from Liverpool in 2013 for a £5 million. He has made 79 Premier League appearances and scored 10 goals for the Welsh club, who are fourth-bottom in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone.
He was named in England manager Roy Hodgson’s squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland in September and has made 14 Premier League starts this season.
“I’m very excited to be here. I’m so glad that it’s finally done,” Shelvey told the club’s website. “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.”
Steve McClaren, the Newcastle head coach, 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.”

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