According to The Sun, West Ham are confident that they can sign Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle United this summer.
The summer transfer window is now open and West Ham are looking for a new central midfielder. Shelvey fits the bill for Manuel Pellegrini, who could pounce.
Shelvey’s future at Newcastle is in doubt. He slipped down the pecking order under Rafa Benitez this season and is set to hold talks over his future.
The 27-year-old will wait to hear whether the Magpies want to keep him before making a decision on his future. And West Ham are waiting in the wings and monitoring his situation.
Would Jonjo Shelvey fit in at West Ham?
Shelvey could be West Ham’s central midfield solution. Pellegrini wants a new midfielder who can sit alongside Declan Rice and pick out passes. This profile fits Shelvey’s style of play.
The six-cap England international is renowned for his range of passing and when in form, he is a top quality midfielder at Premier League level.
Shelvey is a boyhood West Ham fans and he spent some time in the academy. He grew up in East London (he was born in Romford) and he could be set for a return to his hometown.
The Northern Echo has previously reported West Ham’s interest. And as per this report, it could cost the Irons around £20m to land their man.