Report: Newcastle United make decision on £12m player

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United warms up prior to  the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on January 21, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Jonjo Shelvey will reportedly stay at Newcastle United in the long term.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United arrives at the ground before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea FC at St. James Park on January 18, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

According to The Shields Gazette, Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has signed a new contract with the club.

Shelvey’s current deal with Newcastle runs out in the summer of 2021, but it has been reported that the former Liverpool midfielder has agreed fresh terms with the Magpies.

The report has also claimed that 30-year-old winger Matt Ritchie, who is also out of contract in 2021, has agreed a new deal with the Magpies.

 

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Shelvey has been on the books of Newcastle since January 2016 when he joined from Swansea City for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £12 million.

The 27-year-old has been a very good player for the Magpies over the years, although there have been occasions when he has had to fight for his place in the team.

According to WhoScored, the England international midfielder has scored five goals in 15 Premier League appearances for Newcastle so far this season, while during the 2018-19 campaign, he made 10 starts and six substitute appearances in the league, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21:Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United (8) arrives for the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on January 21, 2020 in...

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