Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is excited about Swansea's style of football under Michael Laudrup, and believes he made the right decision to leave Liverpool.

The 21-year-old - who has cost the Swans an initial £5m - has already played 45 minutes in each of their friendly victories over FC Gravenzande and Excelsior.

Shelvey told Sky Sports that Swansea had been tracking him for a number of years, and he was happy that a deal was eventually sorted between the two clubs.

"I watched Swansea play a lot in the Premier League. The way they play football excites me and I can't wait to be part of it," said Shelvey.

"When I spoke to the Swansea chairman he said they had been tracking me from my Charlton days. I also heard of a link when Joe Allen was going to Liverpool, but that never happened.

"It raised its head again over the summer and I was following it in the papers every morning while on holiday until it happened for real," added Shelvey.

Shelvey joined Liverpool in 2010 and was hotly-tipped to be the next star at Anfield.

During his time with Brendan Rodgers' side, he made 69 appearances, scoring seven goals with nearly half of those outings coming last season under the Northern Irish tactician.

He particularly impressed during the Merseyside's Europa League campaign - scoring four in 10 appearances - but the youngster felt it was time to move Anfield in the hope of regular first team football elsewhere.

 

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