Jonjo Shelvey has been linked (per Claret and Hugh’s sources) with a move to West Ham United, but the club’s supporters don’t want him.
Manuel Pellegrini is supposedly an admirer of the midfielder who is valued at £13.5 million by Transfermarkt, with the club not yet having ruled out a move.
Shelvey may be known for supposed ill-discipline but a look at his statistics for this season on WhoScored paints a different picture.
The six-time England international has only picked up one yellow card in the 16 games he has played, while averaging 1.4 tackles a game. For a player who has accumulated 42 yellow cards and five reds in 245 career appearances, this record could be a sign that he is turning a corner.
Reputations often stick though and this change has not been enough to convince Irons fans about Shelvey, who also grew up as a Hammers supporter.
While Shelvey will be keen to join a club where he is guaranteed game time, with fan favourites Declan Rice and Mark Noble at the base of West Ham’s midfield, that may not be guaranteed in East London.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the proposed move, including posts from unimpressed West Ham fans, can be seen below:
Please rule it out
— martin tyzack (@MTyzack) May 30, 2019
— @john-westham (@jcwhu2) May 30, 2019
I feel you bro
— ZP Hammer (@zphammer) May 30, 2019
Has he ever done anything? Does he even play? Lol useless
— Dani (@BeselidhjaFc) May 30, 2019
If he were free maybe, not for the £20m they have been quoted to want for him
— Michael Zdenek (@MichaelZdenek) May 30, 2019
— MS (@bubsy_1977) May 31, 2019
he's either suspended or injured move on go get Gomez
— steve hill (@steve5705) May 30, 2019
Not havin’ it lol
— LS (@Lewis_Seddon94) May 30, 2019
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