Newcastle United players Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie sign new deals   

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Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie have signed new contracts at Newcastle United and thus have ended speculation about their futures at the club, as per the FourFourTwo.  

The Magpies have tended to sell older players under the ownership of Mike Ashley, but there seems to be a policy shift now that Steve Bruce is at the helm of affairs. 

Shelvey joined the Newcastle club in January 2016 after spending two and a half years at Swansea City where he made 79 league appearances and scored 10 goals. 

The 28-year-old midfielder has earned 130 appearances for the Tyneside side so far, scoring 13 goals and creating 19 assists. 

He has been performing impressively this season with five Premier League goals to his name in 16 appearances. 

Jonjo told NUFC TV as per The Mag:

“It feels like a home. The people here, ever since I came to the club, have made me feel so welcome.

“`I’ve had some good times and some bad times here, but it’s mainly good and it’s just an enjoyable place to come in and work – and the city in general has been really good for me.”

While Matt added:

“Since I came to the club, it’s been a successful period and one that I want to continue being involved in. Hopefully I can be part of the future.” 

The experienced 30-year-old winger was brought to St James Park by the then manager Rafael Benitez in the summer transfer window of July 2016. 

He has made 139 total appearances for Steve Bruce’s side so far, scoring 22 goals and creating 26 assists. 

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