Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is not for sale despite manager criticism

Swansea manager Garry Monk has played down exit talk for midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, insisting his recent criticism was not a precursor for a January move, reports BBC Sport.

Monk was critical of the ex-Liverpool midfielder, calling him “lazy” ahead of City’s 4-1 defeat against his former club, and Shelvey has recently picked up a four-match ban for violent conduct on Liverpool’s Emre Can. But the City boss has no intention to sell him.

“It was not my intention to give the impression I do not want Jonjo here. That is absolutely not the case. 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,” said Monk.

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