Shelvey: I spoke with Liverpool's Allen about Swansea

Swansea City signing Jonjo Shelvey admits chatting with former Liverpool teammate Joe Allen ahead of his move to the Liberty.

Shelvey was unveiled by Swansea yesterday.

"I had heard that Swansea was a friendly club. I spoke to Joe Allen just before I signed and he had nothing but good things to say about the club and the fans. (Liverpool and former Swansea boss) Brendan Rodgers and Colin Pascoe were exactly the same.

"The fans seem passionate as well. Less than two hours after I had agreed to sign, people were coming up to me in the local Sainsbury's in Swansea for autographs and pictures. They were all very welcoming, which was great."

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