Newcastle agree £12m Shelvey fee – reports

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 10:19

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 25:  Swansea player Jonjo Shelvey in action during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Swansea City and York City at Liberty Stadium on August 25, 2015 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle and Swansea have agreed a £12m fee for midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to Sky Sports.

The England midfielder, who joined the Swans from Liverpool for £5m in 2013, will travel to Tyneside for a medical as Newcastle attempt to make their second signing of January following the arrival of Henri Saivet.

The writing was on the wall for Shelvey when new Swansea manager Alan Curtis said on Monday: “If Jonjo is right mentally and he’s focused on the job then he is a terrific asset for us. If he’s not, then it’s different.

“I still think he’s got a part to play, if his mind is right then he can still play a huge part between now and the end of the season.

“But we need a Jonjo that has got the right mindset.”

Clearly, Jonjo did not have the right mindset on Sunday when Swansea lost to Oxford in the FA Cup and he was seen gesticulating at fans incensed at his lack of effort.

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is also expecting at least one striker to arrive in this transfer window, saying on Monday: “If we were not doing everything to rectify it, I would be worried. If people weren’t backing us or trying, I would be worried.”

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