Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will join boyhood club West Ham United ‘one day’, according to journalist Liam Kennedy.
The 27-year-old came into the Magpies’ team to face the Hammers last Saturday, scoring a fantastic free kick in Newcastle’s 3-2 win. Kennedy, though, feels that he could be wearing claret and blue shirt soon.
“West Ham, his club, never seem to go away,” he wrote on the Shields Gazette website. “I think he will end up there one day but January could well prove a little too soon.
“The summer is more likely.”
Rumours linking Shelvey with the club he supported as a boy simply refuse to go away, don’t they? The Daily Mail reported in January that the east London outfit were lining up a move for the England international, while The Northern Echo claimed in March that the Irons would be making a move for him in the summer. If they did it didn’t come to fruition, of course. Shelvey is still a Newcastle player, and actually got on the scoresheet against the Hammers in stunning fashion on Saturday. However, you do get the sense that he’ll be wearing a claret and blue shirt at some point in the future. That’s certainly how Kennedy feels, anyway. However, he asserts that it likely won’t happen in January. That’s good news for Steve Bruce because, while Shelvey is inconsistent, you don’t want to lose a player of his quality mid-way through the season. However, if they make a big bid next summer, Shelvey may well be off to the capital.