Leeds United Plotting Move For England International

With just over a week to go in the summer transfer window, Leeds United are eyeing up a move for former Liverpool and Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to TeamTalk.

The Peacocks have had a subpar start to the 2023/24 campaign, drawing twice and losing once across their three games so far, leaving supporters worried about the season ahead.

New signing Ethan Ampadu and academy product Archie Gray have started together in the middle of the park at Elland Road thus far but it looks as though head coach Daniel Farke is keen to add more quality to his midfield department.

TeamTalk are reporting that the Yorkshire club have asked Nottingham Forest about the availability of Shelvey who has fallen out of favour at the City Ground under manager Steve Cooper after joining from Newcastle United in January.

Shelvey, a former England international, helped guide the Magpies to promotion back to the Premier League during the 2016/17 season and has a wealth of experience which could benefit Farke’s young squad.

This summer, Leeds have seen Tyler Adams, Marc Roca, Weston McKennie, and Adam Forshaw leave the club but little has been done to replace the departing players.

The 31-year-old has made just eight appearances for Forest over the past seven months and the Tricky Trees are now open to listening to offers for the experienced midfielder.

Back in April, The Sun reported that Shelvey had been sent home by manager Cooper for ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’ after being left out of the starting lineup in a 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield and now the ex-Swansea City star is being pushed out the exit door.

Writer’s View

Shelvey’s move to Nottingham Forest seemed ideal at the time but it looks as though the rapport between himself and the head coach soured pretty quickly.

However, Shelvey still has an abundance of quality and experience and could be a very astute signing for Leeds United as they look to turn results around quickly.

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