Newcastle fans react as reports say Jonjo Shelvey is set for West Ham move

According to reports in The Express, Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is moving closer to a £12m move to Premier League rivals West Ham United, and Magpies fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.

The Express claims that talks between the two clubs over a deal for the 25-year-old have progressed well, and a £12m transfer is likely to go through once the Tyneside outfit find a replacement for the former Swansea City and Liverpool man.

The report adds that Shelvey is the top midfield target for the Irons, who are level on points with the Toon and also just two above the relegation zone, this month even though he has been red-carded twice already for Rafa Benitez’s men this season.

Newcastle fans took to social media to have their say on the story, and while one simply said “announce relegation”, another said the situation is “worrying”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…