Liverpool FC accept Swansea’s £6million offer for Jonjo Shelvey

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Liverpool have accepted a £6million bid for Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City, according to the reports on Wednesday.

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The England Under-21 international has been linked with a range of clubs this summer, with his chances of first team action at Anfield looking further limited by summer signings.

The 21-year-old made 68 appearances – with only 17 starts in the Premier League – for the Reds since his move from Charlton Athletic in 2010, scoring 7 times.

The Guardian’s Dominic Fifield reports:

Liverpool fielded interest from newly-promoted Crystal Palace, together with West Ham and Norwich, but Swansea’s bid was deemed acceptable.

Chris Bascombe in The Telegraph writes:

A deal could go through by the weekend, recouping further funds for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Earlier today, Swansea confirmed their interest in signing Shelvey on a permanent basis.

Shelvey will now meet with Swansea officials to undergo a medical and agree personal terms on a move to the South Wales club.

Shelvey could end up playing an instrumental part on Michael Laudrup’s side as they enter the Europa League for the first time this season.

The £6million figure received from Swansea should the deal be completed will see the Reds make a £4.3million profit on the initial outlay for Shelvey as an up and coming teenager.

It is thought Shelvey was the final deal agreed under former manager Rafa Benitez’s tenure at Liverpool.

Best of luck, Jonjo. YNWA

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