Jonjo Shelvey has joined Swansea City from Liverpool for a £5m fee.

The 21-year-old midfielder has signed a four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium, beating newly-promoted Crystal Palace for his signature.

Shelvey found his chances limited at Anfield, where he started 17 league games for the club since his arrival from Charlton in May 2010. He was loaned out to Championship side Blackpool in the early stages of the 2011/12 season, scoring six goals in ten matches, but he was soon recalled due to an injury crisis at his parent club. 

The former Charlton man becomes the sixth player to join the Capital One Cup holders so far this summer, as Swansea boss Michael Laudrup continues to bolster his squad for the new season.

Swansea will pay £5m plus potential add-ons for Shelvey, who started out his young career at Arsenal before moving to West Ham and Charlton. He made his professional debut for the Addicks at the age of 16, where he becomes the club's youngest ever player. He soon caught the eye of Liverpool and eventually moved north for £1.7m.

Shelvey has played for England at every level including the senior side, where he made his debut in the 5-0 win over San Marino last October.

He was also part of the England U21 squad that finished bottom of their group at the European Championships in Israel last month and Shelvey has a point to prove after a unsatisfactory display of performances.


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