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Official: Jonjo Shelvey signs new four-year contract with Swansea City

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has signed a new contract with the club today.

Swansea City have confirmed on their official website that midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

Shelvey, 23, joined the Swans from Liverpool back in the summer of 2013, and having hit nine goals in 77 games for the club, he's rebuilt his reputation following a disappointing spell with Liverpool.

The central midfielder caught the eye under Garry Monk last season, and recent reports from The Guardian suggested that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was keen to bring Shelvey to White Hart Lane this summer.

However, Shelvey has ended all speculation over his future by signing a new four-year contract with Swansea, as confirmed on the club's official website.

That gives Monk an impressive set of midfielders ahead of the new season, with Shelvey vying with the likes of Ki Sung-yueng, Jack Cork and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Future England star?

Shelvey already has one England cap to his name, but that came back in 2012 - and he hasn't been considered much since then.

However, having impressed last season and now tied his future to Swansea, Shelvey is expected to take the next step and become a key player under Monk in the coming years.

If Shelvey can do that, and become more consistent, he could well be back in the reckoning for an England call-up in the not-too-distant future.

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