Saturday, 17 January 2009

Boro offer for Shelvey?

The Sun is "reporting" that Boro have offered £2m for Jonjo Shelvey. I only hope this is mischief making speculation on their part because I suspect the Board would bite their hand-off in order to keep the wolves from the door right now. 

We must hang onto Shelvey for now becuase he offers us the hope of leading us on a promotion campaign in the next year or two and because we will get multiple times any current price (even this one) in a year or two's time when he will still be under 19. If he is allowed to go for a fee then it will be the biggest transfer mistake since Paul Walsh and Paul Elliott were flogged to Luton for a pittance.

I appreciate that the club are in a difficult position here what with Shelvey free to leave before his 17th birthday next month but you have to believe that the club have got to him and his parents and sorted this out. He's hardly likely to walk into a top-flight side in the next couple of years and needs the experience he will get from staying with us. If he goes, my Valley Gold subscription will go with him (that'll make them think twice).

1 comment:

Suze said...

I hope it's only speculative move, a rattling of cages.

If the board look seriously at this, and do give the go ahead, then I feel they would have totally lost all the one would have any respect left for them.

Let's hope the young man's head stays with his Charlton!