Former Coventry City and Leeds United striker Noel Whelan believes that Jonjo Shelvey moving to West Ham makes sense for all parties amid recent rumours suggesting the east London side are very interested in the player.
Football Insider recently reported that Shelvey was tipped to make the move from Newcastle United to the Hammers after he has reportedly bought a house in London. There is a lot of transfer news around Newcastle as players at the club are uncertain about their futures due to the new reported takeover close to being completed.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said, “West Ham is not a bad option and I think he would suit that kind of club. I think they are lacking a player like that. They have Noble but he is the only one. Shelvey would fit right into that role, tenacious and has a great range of passing.
“Moyes is looking at bringing more British players into the football club. That deal would not surprise me. It could be a really good move for all parties if it does come off.”
Would Jonjo Shelvey be a good signing?
It’s hard to disagree, Shelvey would be the ideal type of player to come to the side, his 1.8 key passes on average a game is more than the whole West Ham squad this season, via WhoScored, whilst defensively he still manages 1.2 tackles and 1.2 interceptions, highlighting that he can be effective at both ends of the pitch.
With Noble now 32 years old, he is coming to the end of his career and was brutally honest in January after admitting that West Ham shouldn’t be relying on him to come off the bench in their FA Cup loss to West Brom, via talkSPORT. He will need replacing sooner rather than later and 28-year-old Shelvey could be the ideal long-term successor to the veteran as the Hammers’ midfield general.
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