Shelvey was brought to Newcastle from Swansea in January, and his importance to the side has quickly been highlighted by Steve McClaren’s decision to make him captain when the team played a friendly in Spain on Saturday.
Newcastle do not play again until 2 March, and McClaren has been eager to take his squad away on warm weather training to iron out the faults in their game.
Shelvey was handed the captain’s armband for their friendly match against Lillestrom - which they won 2-1 - and he is said to already have been very vocal in the dressing room.
The England international was reportedly one of the players who spoke up after Newcastle’s most recent 5-1 defeat to Chelsea.
And the Chronicle claim that Shelvey would be willing to stay with Newcastle next season - even if they are playing Championship football.
The Magpies are currently in 18th place in the Premier League table, and they face a fight for the rest of the season to retain their top flight status.