Jonjo Shelvey honoured to sign new Swansea City contract
8th July 2015
Jonjo Shelvey admitted it was an honour and privilege to sign a new four-year contract at Swansea City.
The 23-year-old has committed to the club until 2019 after agreeing a fresh deal this afternoon.
Shelvey, who had two years left on his original deal, was delighted to put pen to paper to extend his services with the Swans.
"It's been on the cards for a few weeks and I'm glad to get the papers signed so I can now concentrate on my football," revealed Shelvey.
"When my agent mentioned it to me I said 'when can we get it signed?'
"It's an honour and privilege to sign for another four years at Swansea City and give the fans back the support they've shown in me.
"I feel I've got better. I thought I did well in my first year. I didn't start off too well last season - I had a sticky patch - but at the back end of last season I really kicked on.
"Hopefully I can get my head down in pre-season and hit the ground running for the start of the Premier League."
The England international has proved a shrewd acquisition at the Liberty following his £5million move from Liverpool in 2013.
He scored six goals in 42 appearances in his first season at the Swans before finding the net another three times last term as he played a key role in the club's record-breaking campaign under the leadership of Garry Monk.
And he feels having played 77 times already in his time at SA1 it has justified his decision to swap Anfield for the Liberty.
"The main reason I left Liverpool was to play games," said Shelvey. "Luckily, I've found a club that is a superb place to play your football. I've not regretted the move once since I left, and now I've signed for four more years I can't wait to kick on.
"The way we play gives me confidence to play to my ability. You will see a few changes in terms of the way we play this season.
"The manager is constantly onto us and there will be a few changes, but it will be a lot better for the club."
With preparations already underway for the new Barclays Premier League season, Shelvey is hoping the Swans can build on their memorable 2014-15 campaign.
He added: "Outside of the top four I feel we are in that next bracket where we are looking to get into the European places.
"At this club, with the players we have brought in and the players we already have, we can do that. We just missed out last year but hopefully this year it will happen for us."
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