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Newcastle fans react as Jonjo Shelvey admits he wants a new contract

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Newcastle fans react as Jonjo Shelvey admits he wants a new contract

Jonjo Shelvey scored the vital equaliser at the weekend.

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey had admitted that he is playing for a new contract.

In the club’s official programme (via The Chronicle), Shelvey said that he wants to sign a new deal at Newcastle. He added that his family are settled in the area and he doesn’t want to leave.

Shelvey was the hero for Newcastle at the weekend. The 27-year-old scored a late equaliser, curling in from outside the box, to earn a dramatic point against reigning champions Manchester City.

“I want to stay here”

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On his future, Shelvey told the official programme (via The Chronicle): “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.”

Newcastle fans have been discussing whether to give the central midfielder a new contract extension. Shelvey splits opinion down the middle due to his sporadic form and fitness concerns. But there is no doubting that he is an excellent player on his day.

Here are some tweets about Shelvey’s comments.

 

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