Swansea manager Alan Curtis has denied suggestions Jonjo Shelvey was forced out of the club.
The England midfielder joined Newcastle on Tuesday for a fee understood to be around £12m after losing his place in the Swansea line-up.
“I don’t see how he can direct any criticism towards the club,” said Curtis.
“It was just a case of Jonjo wanting to play first-team football and in the end it was probably a good deal for both parties.
“The money was good and it was probably good for Jonjo to move, it was in the interest of both parties for him to have a fresh start.”