Newcastle midfielder Shelvey set to follow Wood to Nottingham Forest

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey set to follow Chris Wood to Nottingham Forest… with 31-year-old to pen two-and-a-half-year deal after a medical on Monday

  • Striker Wood joined Forest on loan with a view to a permanent move
  • Shelvey’s contract at Newcastle due to expire at the end of the season

Jonjo Shelvey will have a medical at Nottingham Forest on Monday ahead of joining the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Forest have moved for the former Liverpool player after finding themselves light in midfield due to the absence of Ryan Yates and Cheikhou Kouyate.

Boss Steve Cooper wanted to add Premier League experience to his side as they battle relegation and is confident Shelvey, 30, fits the bill.

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle

Shelvey’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season and as long as there are no late hitches, he could make his league debut at home to Leeds next weekend – a huge game for both clubs as they fight for survival.

Shelvey would be the second player to join Forest from Newcastle this month after Chris Wood, who signed on loan with a view to a permanent move.

Forest have also added Brazilian pair Danilo and Gustavo Scarpa and are chasing a goalkeeper, a centre-back and a winger before Tuesday’s deadline.

They have been exploring a loan deal for Paris St Germain keeper Keylor Navas as cover for the injured Dean Henderson, who is on loan from Manchester United.

Striker Chris Wood joined Nottingham Forest on loan with a view to a permanent move

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