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Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey: West Ham move was close

Jonjo Shelvey has revealed how close he came to swapping Newcastle United for West Ham United.

The English midfielder was weighing his future at St. James' Park after starting just 10 games last season.

Shelvey explained to reporters: "I'm not one to do loads and loads of interviews. You won't find me on social media - I'm not interested in all that. Let people do the talking. I've not once stated that I want to leave this club. I was close to leaving to go to West Ham but it never came - the club said no to it.

"I'm happy here, I love living in the city. My kids go to school here, they love it. The oldest one is starting to talk like a Geordie. My youngest one was born up here. I love living here."

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