Loads of Newcastle supporters have been reacting on social media to recent comments by Jonjo Shelvey regarding his potential exit from St James’ Park this summer, as quoted by the Chronicle.
The 27-year-old has long been linked with a potential move to West Ham United this summer, with reports connecting the Romford-born midfielder to the Irons stretching back into the winter when Rafa Benitez refused to sanction his departure.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was thought to have returned to his January intrigue as the summer window opened, as it became an increasing concern that Andre Gomes would not be a realistic target.
The Chilean was thought to favour a move for Isaac Hayden though, as both the Arsenal product and Shelvey were valued at £15million, but neither are yet to leave the Magpies, with the Hammers instead boosting their core options with Spain U21 international Pablo Fornals in a reported £24million deal.
Shelvey has now insisted once more that he has no intention of quitting Newcastle this summer, despite seeing Ayoze Perez depart for Leicester City.
“I don’t know who wants me to leave or stay, but as far as I am concerned, I am at Newcastle United. I am not looking to go anywhere.
“I did not down tools and continued doing the right things. That is what I will continue to do.
“At the end of the day, the club pays your wages, and you respect them for that. Fans pay your wages too, so I will not toss it off just because things didn’t go my way [last season].
“I am here, and love the North East. It is a brilliant place to live, and my kids and wife are settled.
“At the end of the day, I want to continue doing what I’m doing.”
Shelvey has previously stated his desires are to remain on Tyneside this summer, after claiming in May that he intends to fight for his place in the side having been restricted extensively last term with a thigh injury.
“Last season wasn’t the best for me,” Shelvey conceded. “The truth is, I got a very, very bad injury, and I’m not looking for excuses, but that is the reason I was out [of the team].
“I took a number of injections to try and get me [in a state] to play games, but it just wasn’t to be.
“People will write you off. But as far as I’m aware, I’m a Newcastle United player, and until I’m told otherwise, I’ll keep fighting for a spot in this team and to show everyone how good I am.”
Here’s how these Newcastle fans have reacted to Shelvey’s latest comments on wanting his future to be at St James’ Park…