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Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey sold to Swansea City

Mr. Shelvey will be taking his unique talents and daunting visage to Wales after three quiet seasons in Merseyside.

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Swansea City have completed the acquisition of Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to Liverpool's official site. The 21-year-old struggled to find a consistent place in the Reds side over the past season, despite impressing in spurts, and apparently Brendan Rodgers has decided that he can do better. Which is correct -- and the £6 million that Liverpool might be getting from the Swans will help there as well.

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As for Swansea, by adding Shelvey to Leon Britton in midfield they've now cornered the market in 'footballers stuck permanently making ogre faces', which might actually be worth a point or two under Premier League rules (don't hold me to that, though). They've also added a decent player with a fair bit of promise who'll almost certainly get a lot more playing time at the Liberty Stadium than he was getting at Anfield. It's not out of the question that Shelvey takes a big step forward now that he's found a regular home -- if Liverpool haven't figured out a way to put a sell-on clause in the deal, they might come to regret it.

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