Newcastle United midfielder 'set for shock transfer' out of club
Shelvey has been given permission to talk to Nottingham Forest, according to the Daily Telegraph. The midfielder could travel to the Midlands tomorrow to undergo a medical ahead of Tuesday night's transfer deadline.
The 30-year-old, sidelined with a calf injury, is in the final year of his contract, but he’s close to triggering a year extension to his deal at St James’s Park.
It’s reported that Forest have offered Shelvey – who missed the start of the season after undergoing hamstring surgery – a two-and-a-half year deal. The former England international has reportedly told club officials that he’s ready for a “new challenge”. Newcastle are said to be looking at recruiting a midfielder on loan to replace Shelvey.
Meanwhile, the club today signed winger Anthony Gordon, 21, from Everton in a deal worth £40million plus add-ons.