Newcastle sign Swansea midfielder Shelvey

Newcastle United have completed the signing of England international midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

The 23-year-old moves to St. James’ Park from Swansea City in a deal worth £12million.

Shelvey has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Magpies.

“I’m very excited to be here. I’m so glad that it’s finally done,” said Shelvey.

“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.”

Newcastle United head coach, Steve McClaren, added: “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.”