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Report: Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey close to signing new contract

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Report: Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey close to signing new contract

Jonjo Shelvey is reportedly on the verge of signing a new contract with Newcastle United.

According to the Daily Star, the 27-year-old is “close” to penning a new deal at St James’ Park and will become the latest player to commit his future to the club.

He is currently under contract until 2021 with the Magpies, but is set to agree new terms with Steve Bruce’s side.

The report details that Premier League duo West Ham and Crystal Palace are both keen on signing the central midfielder, but it seems his future lies with Newcastle.

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Shelvey has struggled to cement his spot in the Newcastle XI so far this season and only started back-to-back league fixtures on two occasions.

 

The Englishman returned to the side at the weekend and played an influential role in an impressive 3-2 away victory at West Ham.

His long-range free-kick turned out to be the winner for Bruce’s team, but he was a creative playmaker throughout that looked back to his very best.

Shelvey has shown in the past that he can be a great top-flight player when he’s on form and he should be entering the peak of his powers.

He can provide great competition for Newcastle in the centre of the park alongside the likes of Isaac Hayden, Ki Sung-Yueng, Sean and Matty Longstaff.

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