Swansea on verge of completing Shelvey deal

Swansea City has certainly been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer window having already made several signings this summer.

And it seems that there is no end to the influx of players arriving at The Liberty Stadium with reports emerging that Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is about to join the club.

The Englishman is in talks about a move to Wales following a £6 million bid which was accepted by Anfield earlier this week.

The 21 year old had an increasing role in Liverpool’s squad towards the end of last season and this has been enough to impress Michael Laudrup over the last few months.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has also admitted about the side’s interest in Shelvey and confirmed that the player was on the verge of joining the club. This was revealed in comments made to The Sun where Jenkins said that “There is an interest there and we are talking to Liverpool.”

The Swans have been busy strengthening their squad ahead of their campaign in the Europa League and will be hoping that Shelvey will be able to help give their side an added edge.

Shelvey’s form has been improving every season since he joined Liverpool in 2010 from Charlton and had enjoyed more and more appearances in their first team squad.

After initially featuring as a substitute during the first couple of years, Shelvey came into his own last season making 33 appearances and scoring 5 goals.

His rise at club level has also mirrored his rise at international level with Shelvey having notched up 12 appearances for the England U-21 squad since 2011.

Alongside that, Shelvey made his debut for the England national team last year during their 5-0 thrashing against San Marino.

With Shelvey set to make the move permanent in the next day or so, he will become the 6th major signing at The Liberty Stadium this summer.

So far, the club has turned to Spain for many of their signings with 3 players joining from La Liga over the last few weeks.

Jordi Amat got the ball rolling when the Spaniard signed from Espanyol for £2.5million before both Real Betis midfielders Alejandro Pozuelo and Jose Canas signed for the club.

With Swansea bringing in a host of new faces, Michael Laudrup will be hoping that it will be enough to ensure that the Welsh club can compete to earn a spot in Europe for the second season running.

Andrew Roach is writer and editor of SqueakyBumTime.com. A keen Arsenal fan who is always on the pulse of all things at the Emirates!