The most interesting part of the announcement of the move of Jonjo Shelvey to Liverpool is the strategic partnership between the club for the development of players. This could involve movement in either direction, but what it most likely means is that we will see promising Liverpool youngsters playing at The Valley next season.
Charlton get an intial £1.7m for Shelvey, which is a little below what I was anticipating, but with payments for appearances, it could rise to £3m: Shelvey
It was evident that Shelvey was not going to fulfill his potential at Charlton and the money should ease financial worries. Announcing the move now might reassure creditors ready to swoop at the end of the season.