Newcastle United are set to sign the Brazilian striker Joelinton in the summer.
According to German publication Sport1, the Magpies have been negotiating the transfer for weeks and they are set to smash the club transfer record for the Bundesliga player.
Newcastle broke their transfer record for Miguel Almiron earlier this year and it seems that they are planning to splash out on more attacking talent.
Joelinton has been very impressive for Hoffenheim and he is tipped to have a big future in the game.
Rafa Benitez definitely needs another striker and the Brazilian could prove to be a superb signing. Salomon Rondon is set to return to WBA once his loan deal expires and Joelinton will replace him.
The report adds that the deal should be finalised early next week and Newcastle will pay €60 million for the player.
Mike Ashley hasn’t exactly backed his manager in the market too often and therefore the report is a bit surprising. It will be interesting to see what happens in the summer.
The 22-year-old forward has scored ten times in 28 matches so far, with eight assists. He has the talent to justify the reported fee in the long run.
I’ve watched Hoffenheim play quite a few times this season and Joelinton is one of their best players. He plays like Rondon – very strong hold up play, A+ ball control and South American flair, brilliant finishing when he gets his chances. He’s worth it but we won’t pay 60m.
— Christoph Köhler (@MrKarizzi) February 23, 2019
If it was 6 million I would believe it
— Jason Miller (@rough_justice76) February 23, 2019
Mike Ashely: Rafa we want you to sign a new contract.
Rafa: okay sign me Joelinton
Reports in Germany say Newcastle are in talks with Joelinton for 60 million
Few weeks later: reports say Newcastle have offered £6 million for Joelinton
Rafa leaves ?
— Dazza D (@xFishyxUHC) February 23, 2019
Next season when we stay up and the window is open we will get linked and linked with countless high valued players with ridiculous cost prices and the reality is we will be struggling to the wire to agree negotiating a deal for rondon.
— Geordie LAD (@Geordie_LAD19) February 23, 2019
#NUFC in talks to sing Hoffenheim forward Joelinton for €60m, according to Sport1 in Germany.
Things more likely to happen:
– Pigs flying
– Me winning the lotto
– Joselu scoring a hat trick
– Richard Keys saying something sensible
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) February 23, 2019
And I’m the pope ?
— Peter (@gooseneck1892) February 23, 2019
Ov course we are ?
— Marc Coates (@marc_coates2) February 23, 2019