Liverpool are set to sell Jonjo Shelvey to Swansea City after agreeing a £6 million fee for the England international’s transfer.
Liverpool have accepted a transfer offer from Swansea City for midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, with a £6 million price agreed between the sides according to the Daily Telegraph.
“There is an interest there and we are talking to Liverpool,” said Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins.
Shelvey has been unable to break into the first team on a regular basis at Anfield, and with news widely circulating that the Reds are looking to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Shakhtar Donetsk, his chances appear set to be even more limited.
The 21 year-old became a full England international in November last year when the Three Lions faced Sweden, after a series of good performances in the UEFA Europa League for Liverpool.
However, Brendan Rodgers tended to select a second string side in Europe’s second tier competition, and Shelvey was unable to break into the first choice side.
He was only called upon four times in the Barclays Premier League after Christmas, and finding regular football to improve himself could prove the best decision of his career.
For Liverpool, a £6 million fee for a player they bought for £1.7m in 2010 is a profit, but questions will be asked of whether enough was done to fulfil Shelvey’s potential while he was at Anfield.