Three reasons Newcastle must hijack Brighton’s bid to sign Andrew Surman

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Potential Shelvey replacement

The Express reported on January 9 that Newcastle midfielder Shelvey is a £12m target for West Ham United this month, with the 25-year-old understood to be keen on a return to the capital.

However, The Express also said that no deal would happen until the Magpies found a replacement for the England international, and Surman could be the answer in the middle of the park.

The 31-year-old has plenty of experience and is decent in possession, and his arrival would help soothe the exit of someone that has been a key player on Tyneside at times.

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