England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is set to join Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal according to Sky Sports, ending his seven-plus year stay at Newcastle United.
The 30-year-old has made over 200 appearances for the Magpies, but his playing time has been limited in recent seasons.
Shelvey began his career at Charlton Athletic before joining Liverpool in 2010. After three seasons at Anfield, he joined Newcastle in 2016 and played a key role in their promotion to the Premier League in the 2016/17 season.
Despite his impressive performances for Newcastle, Shelvey has struggled at times to be consistent and has fallen down the pecking order in recent seasons. A move to Nottingham Forest would seem like a big boost to revive his career.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal could be completed very soon and, according the Daily Mail, he could have his medical with Nottingham Forest this monday. This is a major boost for Steve Cooper, who has been looking for a midfielder to fill the gap left by Lewis O’Brien’s loan move to Championship club West Bromwich Albion and Ryan Yates’ recurring injuries.