There are reports today that Newcastle United are more than interested in teenage wonder kid Jonjo Shelvey of Charlton Athletic.
Jonjo Shelvey – yes – a very old looking 16 year-old
The 16 year-old 6’ tall youngster has now found himself being watched by all three north east clubs, Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
The Romford-born midfielder has captained England at youth level and is seen as one of Charlton’s brightest-ever prospects. He currently plays for the England Under-17 side.
Jonjo has already played 5 times for the Charlton first team and three times for the England Under-17 side, and doesn’t turn 17 until next February.
He was Charlton’s youngest ever player – at 16 years and 59 days – to make his debut for the fiurst team last April.
Jibba, as he is known to his team mates, made his breakthrough in the 2007–08 season after scoring 14 goals in 23 appearances for Charlton’s Under 18 side, including 9 goals during Charlton’s FA Youth Cup run that year.
Another top young player Newcastle are after.