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13th Jan 2016

Fans react hilariously to Jonjo Shelvey signing for Newcastle for £12m

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The news that Newcastle United have splashed out £12m on Jonjo Shelvey has received a very mixed response.

On the one hand, there is no denying that the former Swansea City man is capable of moments of inspiration, with his game-changing goals and long-range passing.

On the other hand, £12m seems like a lot of money for a player who is very inconsistent, and has been labelled a ‘luxury player’ for a team facing a relegation scrap.

As you can probably imagine, football fans around the country needed no invitation to rip the p*ss. The gags were oh so cruel (and very funny)…

https://twitter.com/ReIegation/status/686971382467555332

https://twitter.com/BBCSporf/status/686944716265525248

https://twitter.com/BreatheSport/status/686935855261454337

https://twitter.com/BenLucas12/status/686971091101835264

https://twitter.com/FootyAccums/status/686835105973825536

https://twitter.com/MorseyM/status/686974145486282753