Report: West Ham confident of Jonjo Shelvey deal but he wants Newcastle stay

Manuel Pellegrini of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 10, 2018 in Romford, England.

Newcastle United are reportedly considering whether or not to sell Jonjo Shelvey to Premier League rivals West Ham United.

12th May 2019, Craven Cottage, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Fulham versus Newcastle United; Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United celebrates as he scores for 0-1 in the 9th...

Newcastle United are still undecided about whether they want to sell Jonjo Shelvey this summer though West Ham are confident about signing the England international, according to the Sun (16 May, page 56).

Shelvey looked all but certain to be on his way out of St James’ Park a few months ago but he managed to force his way back into Rafa Benitez’s starting XI in the final weeks of the Premier League season.

 

The former Liverpool playmaker even captained the side against Brighton before scoring a stunning volley in the 4-0 thrashing of Fulham that Cottagers manager Scott Parker described as ‘world class’ (the Chronicle).

As a result, the Sun reports that Newcastle could perform a dramatic U-turn over Shelvey’s future. The 27-year-old is ‘in the dark’ as things stand and is still waiting to here whether he will remain on Tyneside.

Palace player Wwilfried Zaha looks on as Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle looks to play a pass during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on...

Interestingly, the report adds that Shelvey wants to stay at Newcastle despite the prospect of joining his boyhood club, West Ham.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are apparently confident that they will get their man with Shelvey valued at £20 million, but there could be a sting in the tail yet.

2nd January 2019, St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England; EPL Premier League football, Newcastle United versus Manchester United; Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United just beats Paul...

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