Staveley has already made up her mind over ending Shelvey contract after Newcastle latest - pundit
Jonjo Shelvey will not be offered a new contract at Newcastle United after his “stupid” sending off against Tottenham in front of the new owners.
That is the view of former Spurs and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 29-year-old’s future at St. James’ Park.
In front of new part-owner Amanda Staveley, Shelvey was sent off for a second bookable offence 23 minutes after coming on against Spurs on Sunday.
The centre-midfielder is fast approaching the final 18 months of his contract with the Magpies.
Speaking to the Daily Mail (12th October), Shelvey admitted he is both “excited and nervous” about the takeover because of his future at the club is far from certain.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the midfielder’s future, Robinson said: “The second one was really poor.
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“It was just petulant. That is a silly, stupid foul that did not need to be given away. When your team is struggling, as Newcastle are, the last thing you need is to be playing with 10 men.
“I cannot see him being offered a new deal.
“There is going be huge change coming up there and he is one that will make way. Newcastle are in the position they’re in because the team is not good enough. There’s not enough quality in that squad.
“Would Shelvey get into any of the top six or eight sides? No he wouldn’t. You don’t keep players like that around.”