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Rafa Benitez Lining Up New Center Forward For The Summer

Newcastle United are being linked with 22-year-old Brazilian striker Joelinton who signed for Hoffenheim in the summer of 2016 from Brazilian club Sport Recife.

In June 2016, Joelinton was immediately loaned to Rapid Wien for two years, but he is now back playing for the German club and has scored 10 goals and 8 assists in 28 total appearances this season.

And in his two seasons at Rapid Vienna, he played 79 times with 21 goals and 9 assists.

Reports out of Germany say that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is interested in signing the striker this summer.

And the Chronicle reports that Newcastle scouts have indeed regularly been watching the 6ft 1ins tall center forward in Germany.

Interested clubs have been warned that a fee of €60M would be needed to secure the Brazilian, and if that is true, there’s no way Newcastle will be bringing this player in during the summer.

But Newcastle are still monitoring the player in spite of that high potential transfer fee.

And we may see Newcastle put in a bid for the Brazilian this summer – if Rafa decides to stay at the club.

Joelinton was capped 4 times by the Brazil U17 side and scored two goals.

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5 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Feb 24, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Was hoping MOTD would do a little bit of analysis on Longstaff, great to see how easily he has settled into the side and playing at a high level.

    Perez seems to have been lifted by the signing of almiron, as have a few others. Even Kenedy looked a bit like the Kenedy we wanted to sign.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 24, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    A very chastening day for Catchy yesterday.

    Lazaar MOM for SW
    Gerrard endorsing and praising Rafa
    Us having, what was it, something like 26 shots at goal!!

    Always said Rafa is not a defensive coach per se, he just puts out systems to reflect the quality at his disposal.
    Look what a difference one player of genuine class can make.

    Good things happening despite the best efforts of the rotund one, with the under 23’s under Dawson, the emergence of Longstaff, the arrival of Almiron etc.

  • geordiesteve520

    Feb 24, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah, was a perfect opportunity on MOTD to spend a little bit of time on teams who don’t normally get the coverage but as usual, things were just paid lip service to and we were moved on.

  • JohnJ

    Feb 24, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Hmmm…… No Catchy?……No Frogs in Toon today?

  • Geordie1

    Feb 24, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Brazilian striker Joelinton summer signing for £51 Million NOT going to happen Fat Boy thought they said £5 Million + SD vouchers.

    ASHLEY OUT!!!!



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