Newcastle fans discuss midfield situation as Shelvey attracts big bid

Loads of Newcastle fans have been giving their verdict on their midfield options, after reports claimed West Ham are preparing a surprisingly big bid for Jonjo Shelvey.

According to The Evening Chronicle, Rafael Benitez is seeking assurances that Shelvey will be replaced if he is sold this summer.

The report claims the Hammers are ready to reignite their interest in the Newcastle pass-master with a whopping £20m swoop, even going so far as to say the offer is already “on the table”.

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While the report says the Magpies have not made a decision on Shelvey’s future yet, it seems likely that the 27 year-old will depart with impressive youngster Sean Longstaff taking over his role in the team.

Fans have plenty to say about the situation though, not least because two other midfielders could be on their way out of Tyneside as well.

Mo Diame will be out of contract if the club do not trigger his extension, and Isaac Hayden is likely to try and leave again as the midfielder seeks a club closer to his family.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where loads of fans are debating what is fast becoming the biggest issue of Newcastle’s summer window…