Leeds United are reportedly considering a move to sign Nottingham Forest midfielder Jonjo Shelvey with the England man said to have had a bust-up with Steve Cooper – and Pablo Hernandez is a fan.

Shelvey, 31, only joined Forest in January. He has since played eight times for the Premier League side, and the six-time England man has been missing from the matchday squad for Forest’s two matches.

He has a contract at the City Ground until the summer of 2025. But, TeamTalk say Forest are open to his exit – after he and boss Cooper had fallen out. He has certainly, fallen down the Forest pecking order.

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The report claims that Leeds are interested in signing Shelvey – with Forest ready to sell. It is unclear who much Forest will want for him, and it might even be that Leeds make a loan move for the midfielder.

Back in 2014, Shelvey was a young but talented Premier League midfielder – turning out for Swansea alongside none other than Leeds icon Hernandez. The Spaniard was impressed, after a win over Villa.
“Jonjo has scored some beautiful goals. His goal against Liverpool, but I think today’s goal was the best in the Premier League season. Unbelievable, very important goal when Villa were in control of the game.”

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Leeds considering move to sign Forest midfielder Jonjo Shelvey
Leeds need midfielders – but do we need Shelvey? The Whites need to bring in replacements having now lost Tyler Adams, Adam Forshaw, Weston McKennie and Marc Roca this summer. Ethan Ampadu in.

It means Archie Gray and Darko Gyabi have been promoted, and Jamie Shackleton and Lew Bate have been promoted up the pecking order. But surely, Leeds need one or two in. Glen Kamara is a target.


So, Leeds do need numbers. But signing Shelvey would surely be a mistake. A player that is past his best, no longer able to do what Hernandez describes so immaculately. One to watch, hopefully not.

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