Newcastle Ready to Offer Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey Bumper New Contract

​Newcastle United are currently working on a contract extension for midfielder Jonjo Shelvey following a string of fantastic performances for the Magpies. 

The 27-year-old moved to St. James' Park from Swansea back in 2016 and his current contract expires in 2021, but the former Liverpool player is eager to pen a new deal in the north east.

Shelvey has been a crucial part of a Newcastle side continuing to exceed expectations under Steve Bruce, currently sitting in 11th place in the Premier League table.

Jonjo Shelvey

According to ​Chronicle Live, Shelvey is desperate to silence rumours linking him to London, and instead wants to commit his long-term future to the Magpies.

Discussions with the player's agent and managing director Lee Charnley are 'ongoing' but it appears both parties are keen to finalise a deal. However, ​Newcastle and Shelvey are both relaxed about the situation and are unwilling to rush negotiations.

Talks concerning Shelvey's wages will be key, with the midfielder currently the highest-paid player at Newcastle.

Bruce has often relied on the former Liverpool player, offering him the captain's armband on many occasions and handing him 12 league starts this campaign. The no.8 has repaid the boss' faith in him, scoring five goals - the most of any Newcastle player this term.

Jonjo Shelvey,Martin Dubravka,Steve Bruce

Shelvey is happy to commit his future to Newcastle with the Englishman hitting his prime age. He has spoken in the past about his desire to stay at the club for professional and personal reasons.

Earlier in the year, he said: "At the end of the day, I’m playing for a new contract now. I want to stay here, and hopefully a contract will be sorted. The kids love it up here – they’ve got their friends here."

Shelvey will be hopeful that he can continue his fine run of form and help Newcastle through what looks to be a challenging period of fixtures. The Toon face Leicester, Wolves, Chelsea and Everton in their next four matches, while currently sitting seven points above the drop zone.

Source : 90min