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Jonjo Shelvey admits he wants a Newcastle contract extension

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Jonjo Shelvey admits he wants a Newcastle contract extension

Jonjo Shelvey scored a late equaliser against Manchester City.

Jonjo Shelvey has expressed his desire to stay at Newcastle United.

In the official programme, via The Chronicle, Shelvey admitted that he is playing for a new contract. He would like to stay at Newcastle and he added that his family is settled in the area.

Shelvey has recently worked his way back into the starting line-up and he has scored two good goals recently. His long-range free-kick against West Ham proved to be the difference in the 3-2 win at The London Stadium. Then, he was the late hero against Manchester City.

In Saturday’s early kick-off, Man City were leading 2-1 at St James’ Park. But Shelvey popped up with a late goal, curling in from outside the area after Christian Atsu rolled the ball into his path from a free-kick.

 

Shelvey on his contract

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Discussing his future in the official programme (via The Chronicle), Shelvey said: “At the end of the day, I’m playing for a new contract now.

“I want to stay here, and hopefully a contract will be sorted. The kids love it up here – they’ve got their friends here.”

TBR’s view

If Shelvey is fully fit, this is a no-brainer. Given his range of passing and his eye for goal, the 27-year-old midfielder is an excellent player.

Unfortunately, he has had his injury concerns but he will be hoping that’s in the past. The way he’s playing at the moment, it looks like he’s destined to earn himself a contract extension.

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