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Transfer Flashback: Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle

Transfer Flashback: Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle

The 26-year-old made his debut in a 2–1 Premier League victory over West Ham United, and was named man of the match for his involvement in the build-up to both goals.

Some supporters were over the moon with the club’s decision to secure the services of the Englishman, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their delight over the signing.

Shelvey played for Arsenal and then West Ham United at youth level, before joining Charlton Athletic, where he made his breakthrough in the 2007–08 season after scoring 14 goals in 23 appearances for Charlton’s Under 18s. He became Charlton’s youngest-ever player and goalscorer during his time at the Valley, along with putting in a number of quality performances during his two years in the first-team, but he later departed for Liverpool.

Sadly, the Englishman failed to have any desired impact at Liverpool as he struggled to enjoy regular minutes and was later sent out on loan to Blackpool. So, Swansea City pounced on the opportunity to sign the midfielder 2013 as they welcomed him to the Liberty Stadium on a four-year contract.

He made a name for himself during his time at Swansea City, scoring 10 goals and assisting 21, but things started to fall apart towards the end of the 2015-16 campaign, as Shelvey got into an altercation with a fan.

On the 12th of January 2016, Newcastle United signed Jonjo Shelvey on a five-year deal from Swansea City for a reported fee of £12 million. 

The central midfielder made his debut in a 2–1 Premier League victory over West Ham United, and was named man of the match for his involvement in the build-up to both goals. And, the Englishman was later announced as the club’s captain by Steve McClaren, but the Tyneside club couldn’t avoid relegation.

However, Shelvey played a huge part in the club’s title-winning season in the Championship as one of the standout performers, with five goals and 12 assists to his name. And, he has gone up another level since the Magpies secured promotion to the Premier League as he was tipped for an England call-up last season and again this season.

So, it comes as no surprise that supporters were delighted to see him join back in 2016, as he helped Newcastle secure promotion to the Premier League and has since established himself as one of their leading figures, so supporters can thank Mike Ashley for securing the brilliant agreement with Swansea City.

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