Swansea City has accepted a £12m offer from Newcastle United for the transfer of England International Jonjo Shelvey.
Both are clubs fighting relegation and will rubber stamp the deal once the 23 year old midfielder has completed a routine medical on Tuesday at St James’ Park.
Allan Curtis recently took charge of Swansea City, and Jonjo Shelvey is Curtis’ first transfer deal. Newcastle United has just completed another deal by bringing in Henri Saviet, a Senegalese arrival from French club Bordeaux. Saviet, aged 25, represented his country, Senegal, at the 2015 edition of the African cup of Nations and also won the French Ligue 1 title in 2009.He signs for Newcastle United for a concealed figure on a five and a half year contract.
In July 2013, Jonjo Shelvey left Liverpool Football club for a primary £5million fee to join Swansea City Football Club, where he helped the team to their best ever Premier League season finish, by ending the 2014/15 season in eight spot.
Swansea competed in the Europa League in 2013 with Jonjo Shelvey, where their highlight was beating Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia, before succumbing to Italian Serie A side, Napoli. Shelvey also represented the academy teams of Arsenal Football club and their London rivals West Ham United as a junior player.
A number of Swansea fans have been left frustrated by the six-cap England midfielder’s work on the field during the current Premier League campaign.
Jonjo Shelvey has been completely left out of the match-day 18-man teams for recent games against Leicester City, Manchester City and Manchester United. Since October, Shelvey has only begun three matches in the starting XI.
Swansea City and Newcastle United are only separated by one spot and two points on the English Premier League table, with Swansea in seventeenth spot and Newcastle sitting on the last relegation place, on eighteenth.