Nottingham Forest confirm signing of Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle
By Tom Gott
Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of midfielder Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle United.
Shelvey joins on a permanent deal, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract at the City Ground.
“It’s a pleasure to be here. As soon as I found out Forest were interested, it caught my eye straight away and I just couldn’t wait to get down here," said Shelvey, who will wear the number 6 shirt for Forest.
“It’s a fantastic football club that has so much history and I’m really looking forward to getting started.
“My main goal straight away is to fight for my place in the team and stay there. It’s not going to be easy because there’s a lot of competition for places, but it’s a challenge I’m really looking forward to and the competitiveness can only help the team going forward.
“I spoke to Eddie Howe and he had such good words to say about Steve Cooper. I previously knew of him from my time at Liverpool, so I knew what a fantastic coach he was, but meeting him for the first time has been a breath of fresh air.
“He’s told me what he expects and the high standards he sets, so I can hope I can come and help the team push to stay in the Premier League. I’ve been in this league a long time, I know what it takes to stay up and what it takes to get a good team to gel, so I’m looking forward to getting started and working with the players that are here.”
Forest are also hoping to finalise the signing of Keylor Navas from Paris Saint-Germain later on Deadline Day.