Newcastle United ace Jonjo Shelvey has revealed that his future at the Tyneside club is out of his hands, although he suggested that he would like to stay in the North East for the rest of his career, as per ChronicleLive.
The central midfield player claimed that he really likes living in the city and playing at St. James’ Park, adding that there is always a buzz in training and around the place whenever the team wins a football game, however, he did say that his future at the Magpies is out of his hands.
“It’s a great club to play for, we love the city and everyone’s just been so welcoming and so warm,” said Shelvey. “You know what it’s like when you’ve won a game and you come into training and everyone’s buzzing around the place, and the city’s buzzing.
“So yeah, I wouldn’t mind – but it’s out of my hands!”
Indeed, Shelvey has emerged as a key player for Steve Bruce so far in the 2019/20 season, as he has scored a handy five goals in 19 appearances in the Premier League, according to Sofascore.
The 28-year old has also won 2.6 duels per game in the top flight, whilst also averaging 1.8 key passes and 1.2 shots (via the website).
These stats are relatively high and are arguably in key areas for a midfielder, as Shelvey has shown that he can excel in all areas of the pitch.
The Englishman has proven to be a rather loyal servant for the Magpies over the years, as he has racked up a total of 133 matches under his belt across five consecutive campaigns now, netting 13 times and making 19 assists (per Transfermarkt).
However, as Shelvey suggests, his future may not be in his own hands if the proposed takeover of the Toon is completed before the start of the next term, as Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabian-led group will have to decide as to whether to keep him or sell.
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