Skip navigation
Favorites
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

Jonjo Shelvey calls out Swansea fans, says the club will regret selling him

Newcastle United v Manchester United - Premier League

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: New Newcastle United signing Jonjo Shelvey is introduced to the crowd prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James’ Park on January 12, 2016 at Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Swansea City is going to regret selling Jonjo Shelvey, according to Jonjo Shelvey.

Newcastle United, looking to get off the bottom of the Premier League table, has taken Shelvey on in a $12 million deal, and he’s happy just to feel wanted again.

“It is good to be here and I am excited,” Shelvey said while being unveiled at Newcastle. “I have been welcomed with open arms. It is a passionate city and I will fit in here the way I play.”

[ RELATED: Swansea sells Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle ]

The 23-year-old has made 16 appearances in the Premier League, but has made just one start in the club’s last seven games, not even seeing the field in four of them.

“I want game time. I was told I didn’t suit the style of Swansea’s play by the manager. I never once asked to leave. I wasn’t going to play, wasn’t getting my chance and I needed a new challenge. I was lucky a massive club showed interest in me.”

Shelvey also clearly didn’t appreciate how the fans treated him towards the end of his time at the Liberty Stadium.

“The fans obviously got on my back a little bit towards the end without knowing what was going on behind the scenes. I was training hard, I was competing for a spot on the team, and I felt like I played a majority of the games in the season and picked up five bookings and was suspended and came back and never got a chance to get back into the team. So I felt a bit hard done by and the fans sort of got on my back saying I have a bad attitude without knowing what was going on behind the scenes. It is going to be Swansea’s loss in the end.”

Follow @the_bonnfire