England midfielder leaves Liverpool for Swansea City on a four-year deal
England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has completed a move from Liverpool to Swansea City.
The 21-year-old agreed a four-year deal to join the League Cup holders after three years at Anfield.
Shelvey, who was on Arsenal and West Ham’s books at youth level, signed his first professional contract at Charlton in 2007.
He became the Addicks’ youngest ever player after making his debut aged 16, and went on to make 42 first-team appearances for the south London side, before moving to Liverpool in 2010.
He is Swansea’s sixth signing of the summer and will now join his new teammates on their pre-season tour of Holland.
Shelvey's Swansea debut will also mark his 100th league game, after making 47 appearances for Liverpool, and ten during a loan spell at Blackpool in the 2011/12 season.
The Romford born enforcer made his senior England debut against San Marino in October 2012, and most recently appeared in all three group games for the Under-21s at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel.
Speaking on his Twitter account, Shelvey thanked the Liverpool fans for their support during his time at the club.
He said: “[I] will miss the city very much.. And the club! Owe a lot to everyone there! Thank you. Time to start a new chapter in life in Wales. Thank you."