Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey cut into 5/2 to make England's World Cup squad

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United and Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United shake hands after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on April...

The Newcastle United ace has been tipped to make Gareth Southgate's England squad for the World Cup.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Oddschecker have exclusively told HITC Sport that Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey has been cut from 25/1 into just 5/2 to be a part of Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia.

The 26-year-old midfielder has really impressed this season for the Toon, and has chalked up two goals and two assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.

Mohamed Elneny (l) challenges Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on April 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

It has been the manner in which he has dictated the tempo of his side's play that has been the most impressive aspect of his game, however.

Shelvey joined the Magpies from Swansea City in January 2016, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £12 million, and that is beginning to look like an absolute snip.

Newcastle player Jonjo Shelvey reacts before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

His superb form has been accompanied by a clamour for his inclusion in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the World Cup, and now Oddschecker have told HITC Sport that the Newcastle ace has been heavily backed into 5/2 to be on the plane to Russia in June.

Whilst it would be highly doubtful to see Shelvey start for England at the World Cup, he could be a useful asset to the squad.

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