Pelle mulls over midfielder move

Jonjo Shelvey – regularly linked with the Irons over the last couple of years – could finally emerge as a realistic target for the Hammers this summer.

Manuel Pellegrini is understood  to like the player but after his injury issues this season he is tempering his  interest with some caution.

The manager is keen to strengthen midfield where Pedro Obiang looks certain to get his long awaited move back to Italy.

Shelvey has fallen down the Newcastle pecking order this season as younger Toon midfield stars have emerged sparking fresh speculation over the Romford born player’s future.

We understand that Pellegrini and director of football Mario Husillos have a list of players who interest them and whilst Shelvey is among them he is not anymore a target than several others at this stage.

Meanwhile the Newcastle Chronicle claim that a £20 million offer was made for Shelvey in the winter but haven’t made it clear where from.

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6 comments on “Pelle mulls over midfielder move

  1. Shelvey would be good but what about James Ward-Prowse as another option ?

  2. I really struggle to see JJS as anything special. I’m open to being educated if anyone has the inclination but frankly I see him like an Ayew or Rondon. OK but surely now we’re a ‘big club’ we can set our sights higher.

    • I agree he is decent but inconsistent & also had his injury problems on high wages £80k prob want more & £20m seems high. If Wilshere buggers off & he was £8-10m ok but why not go for a Joan Jordan, Kessie would be great. £20m we could get a solid found midfielder. Brooks was £10m been great.
      Some really good ones in South America. Paqueta was one of the best buys at AC Milan.
      Todd Cantwell, Max Arnold, Florian Nehaus the Bundesliga full if talented CMs, Serie A too.
      Someone to grow with Declan in mid

  3. I just worry this could be Wilshere all over again high wages he is West Ham fan he was #10 now plays deep lying has some injury issues (not as many) but I’d rather tap in to Championship or Abroad.

  4. Get Loftus Cheek From Chelski. Big, strong and creative, he’d be an asset for years to come. £20mill for Voldemort is way too much.

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