As per football.london, West Ham are huge favourites to land Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey this month as both SkyBet and Betfair have them as frontrunners in the race.
Although Shelvey has been a huge part of the Toons setup since his arrival in January 2016, it wouldn’t be out of place to imagine the cash-strapped Tyneside outfit cashing in on the £12million-rated man as they look to raise funds to recruit during this window.
The disciplinary issues of the England international has unintentionally made him somewhat dispensable at Newcastle, with manager Rafa Benitez claiming he could be allowed to leave if a replacement arrives.
Shelvey, 25, grew up supporting West Ham and wouldn’t be against returning to the club where he spent 2 years as a youngster.
The Hammers want to add a midfielder to their ranks this month, and boss David Moyes has the former Swansea man on his list of targets.
Shelvey might not be the most consistent of players, but he is top quality for West Ham level, one capable of bringing experience and bite to their midfield.
The former Liverpool man could prove to be the man Moyes badly wants due to his ability to connect defence with attack with a single pass.