Swansea keen on keeping former Liverpool wonderkid

Swansea manager Garry Monk is keen on keeping former Liverpool star Jonjo Shelvey amid interest from Crystal Palace, talkSPORT reports.

Despite slamming the midfielder as lazy prior to the Swans’ 4-1 loss to the Reds, Monk insists that the Englishman is going nowhere.

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“It is often the case (to sell) when a manager talks about a player,” Monk said. “But that is absolutely not the case. It was not my intention to give the impression I do not want Jonjo here.

“When I talked about him I was talking about the specific instances where he can do better, in relation to the yellow cards he has picked up.

“When I talked about laziness I meant the situations he gets into to get bookings, not his overall performances.

“Yes, he can do better, but so can all our players. With Jonjo it is a case of me trying to help him, him trying to help himself and pushing on.

“He is going to get a lot better and I want that to happen here at Swansea, not anywhere else.”

Manager Alan Pardew has left Newcastle and is set to make a switch to Palace, and has targeted Shelvey as his first signing of the January window.


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