Swansea City have made their fifth major signing of the summer after completing a £5million deal for Liverpool’s England international Jonjo Shelvey.
The 21-year-old arrived for talks at the Liberty this afternoon before agreeing a four-year deal with the Capital One Cup holders.
The fee for Shelvey, who will join up with the Swans squad during the pre-season tour of Holland, also includes potential add-ons on top of the transfer fee.
Shelvey joins the likes of Spanish trio Jordi Amat, Jose Canas and Alejandro Pozuelo along with Jonathan de Guzman – who has returned on loan – as the new arrivals in Michael Laudrup’s squad.
Shelvey spent part of his youth career at Arsenal and West Ham before his move to Charlton.
He spent three seasons at The Valley, making his debut as a 16-year-old, which saw him become the Addicks’ youngest player.
In just his third appearance for the club, he started the opening 2-0 win over the Swans in the Championship.
Shelvey’s performances with Charlton saw him attract the eye of Liverpool, who took him to Anfield for £1.7million.
He made 21 appearances in all competitions during his first season with the Reds, and then spent time on loan with Blackpool – scoring six goals in ten games – during the 2011-12 campaign before ending the season back at Liverpool by starting in the 1-0 at the Liberty on the final day.
Last season, he made 32 appearances under Brendan Rodgers which included scoring four goals in ten Europa League appearances.
His form on the domestic and European scene earned him international recognition – winning his first England cap in a World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley last October before featuring for the Under-21s in the European Championships this summer.