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Report – Newcastle To Break Transfer Record On Joelinton


The Daily Mail had a report out earlier this morning that Newcastle are about to break their transfer fee record for Hoffenheim striker Joelintion.

This is what Simon Jones in the Daily Mail writes:

Mike Ashley is prepared to release £36million for the powerful 22-year-old Hoffenheim forward but wants to avoid more protracted negotiations.

Newcastle first made their interest in Joelinton known in January and have maintained interest though Hoffenheim have been pushing for £40million.

Luke Edwards of the Telegraph furthers these claims as he writes the following:

Newcastle have a deal in place to sign Brazilian striker Joelinton from Hoffenheim, but the need to have a manager in place is growing more urgent by the day as they also need him to give the green light to that transfer.

The Mirror had reported at the end of June that Newcastle were looking to bring in Joelinton regardless of the situation with the manager. This is what was written a few days after news broke that Rafa Benitez was not returning:

Despite being without a boss, Newcastle chiefs will now push on with signing players they have lined-up with their scouting team, and Benitez was not keen on.

Hoffenheim’s Brazilian striker Joelinton is a £30m-plus target. Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin has also been looked at, and would cost £25m.

There was also news breaking that Newcastle have relented and paid the massive sum of £4m to Sheffield Wednesday in the hopes that will be enough for him to sign on as the next Newcastle manager. Steve Bruce and his two assistants apparently resigned prior to the payment of this fee.

So if having a manager in place is holding up a deal as Luke Edwards reports, then the imminent announcement of Bruce could see this one pushed through very soon.

Joelinton– Ashley’s Rondon replacement?

Newcastle have been linked with a big move for Joelinton since February.

There was also news in March that Rafa Benitez had soured on the idea of signing the 22-year-old. That could have been because Mike Ashley was looking to bring him in as the replacement for Rondon which Benitez may have not been too keen on.

The striker had also been drawing interest from Wolves but they appeared to have balked at the price tag.

Joelinton scored 11 goals in 35 appearances for Hoffenheim last season. He also managed just 8 goals in 31 appearances for Austrian club Rapid Vienna when on loan the season prior.


55 comments so far

  • Binney

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Yeah right

    9
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Hahahahaha hahahahaha

    Was it in the same report as the sale of the club ?

    Or possibly the one about Ashley being a willing seller?

    13
  • dexter53

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #3

    No theyre not

    3
  • willowdalerez

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Neil the bus moves on so fast I’m winded!

    repost for Posada

    willowdalerez

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:57 PM
    Comment #43

    I’m not optimistic but pragmatic now. 30% of the poll or so said we’d support Bruce (not happy with the appointment Neil was clear on that but support him). I’m one of those. I’ll support Bruce, hope he does well and we stay up. Relegation would be abysmal and I don’t think it would make Ashley sell up because it would be the 3rd time he doesn’t seem to care.

    What I also am is totally fatigued, never more to look forward to than a squeaky bum hoping we stay up. A never ending sale of the club that never materializes. Never able to sign any exciting players except mid-January to rescue us and then only ever on loan. String of cheap, young buys that get sold the moment they show ability and attract interest. It’s like paying to be shaken down and slapped around by a sports direct street thug. I can’t join a boycott from Toronto but hope it works… rows of empty stands can it work? Will it? Will it even happen? Can’t but try.

    5
  • posada

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #5

    This is your first signing Steve.
    Joe Linton.
    But Graham he’s shit and not worth that.
    Never mind.
    Smile and pretend to be pleased.
    Remember that clause in your contract.

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  • Shoulders knees

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Joe Lydon would be more likely 😉

    2
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #7

    When Sourpuss was here I couldn’t get behind him, I couldn’t stand the bloke.

    I couldn’t stand Bruce before this, his only chance to gain any respect from me is for him to tell Ashley “I’m not working for you”

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  • posada

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Joe Linton
    As far as I can see he scored 7 goals in 30 odd games last year.
    37 million ?
    League goals that is.

    3
  • SPRINGY

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Joselu gone

    2
  • willowdalerez

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #10

    We deserve a break so a laugh at the Mackems is called for! Spot the irony from this headline followed by this tagline before the blogpost on wearewearside:

    SUNDERLAND FINALLY SIGN A FOOTBALLER

    Hurrah! A signing!
    by GMac88 Monday, 01 July 2019 02:42 PM 0 Comments

    Fancy joining our team? Click here to send us an email and get started!

    2
  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Takeover is off!

    ewcastle United FC
    ?Verified account @NUFC

    Newcastle United can confirm that Joselu has completed a permanent move to @Alaves. Good luck, @JoseluMato9.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Posada

    I’ve never watched him, people on here have rated him.

    Itll be Bollocks

    1
  • SPRINGY

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Repost:
    I dont hate bruce he’s doin what most geordies in football would like to do if fat tub of goo wasn’t there…but i think hes setting himself up for a major fall…ashley is a liar,tight and a slimey toad ..bruce has let his heart and wallet lead his decision rather then his head….but that shows his mentality… Good managers or even managers that rate themselves have said no way and left ashley struggling to find someone…hes come running like a labrador with a ball…. he’s goin into the job more in hope it goes well rather then the idea,plan or knowledge to go well…sorry like…nice bloke, hope im wrong and he does well but can’t see it…hes a dinosaur of a manager in the modern game.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Good luck Joselu

    Put in a shift and tried, more than a few others.

    I hope you win the Golden boot next year lad

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Big contrast to a few weeks back with all the ITKs saying ‘it definitely happening’ and ‘big news tomorrow, just wait’. What a difference a few weeks makes, eh? I feel bad for the supporters who actually allowed themselves to believe any takeover would actually happen with Ashley holding all the cards.

    Surely a disappointment as big as this will finally wake up the remaining optimists and see that the glass has been less than half empty all along. It’s going to be a very long and horrible season. Sigh.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Theres only one thing for it, I’m going for several pints in the sun, a pub without a tv.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Optimistic Prime “Its us versus Ashley not us versus us.

    I’m not going to give anyone choosing to go to SJP any grief at all, I know how hard it is to stop.”

    Spot on sentiment, for sure. We need to stand together, not turn on one another.

    Also, may have jumped the gun re The Range. Seems they share a store at The Metrocentre, don’t know if they are actually linked corporately.

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Now that Joselu is gone, Ashely will be asking Bruce to convert Rob Elliot into a striker. More money saved. Kerching!

    2
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Rob

    Collaborators

    1
  • posada

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Willow
    My biggest fear.
    I go to the ground the day of the Arsenal game.
    As I will do.
    I see thousands of vacant looking folks walking in as usual.

    Why is that my biggest fear. Well, it will make it clear to me that we cannot make a stand. That I was never really part of anything worth much at all if it comes to that.

    Season ticket holder for many years. Member of NUST since it started.
    Third of 4 generations of supporters.

    Boycott Arsenal !

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #21

    If we were linked with Joelinton as far back as February, does this make this lad a Rafa target? I’d have to assume so. Seems like this may be where the Perez money is going, then.

    1
  • willowdalerez

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Agreed Chancel

    I kept warning the takeover “story” was nothing more than Bishop’s PR machine running overtime.

    The real question of the day is whether fans will hold to their boycott or flock back to SJ. My guess is the latter after Arsenal and a few more matches. We are not Blackpool it won’t hold. To the extent it does it may actually benefit the club as empty stands are less distracting to the team than angry ones attacking Bruce and the players. Quiet is better than a toxic atmosphere.

    There’s just no win here until some member of the 0.01% decides to pay Mash whatever he wants to get out of our club.

    1
  • posada

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #23

    optimistic prime
    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:07 PM
    Comment #12
    Posada

    I’ve never watched him, people on here have rated him.

    Itll be Bollocks
    **************************
    I’m a bit angry at the moment.
    I have not watched him.
    Basing that on his CV and the crazy antics at the club.
    Who does rate him and why.
    You bring a signing like that into a successful set up.
    Like mitro you don’t pin your entire hopes on him and chuck him in at the deep end.

    1
  • nufc 11

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Ashley will buy this fella cause his agent has an agreement with Bayern that if he does good in the PL they will sign him next summer and give Ashley 10 million profit, that’s the way Ashley works. You can expect a similar offer for Almiron in the very near future too. 4 million for Steve Bruce I don’t know whether to laugh until I cry or cry until I cant cry anymore.

    4
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #25

    @Robleenio

    There was a lot of rumours going about saying this was one of the players that were offered to Rafa to sign rather than Rondon and Rafa didn’t think he was good enough (or ready)?!

    What if we are signing the Brazilian Riviere for 30 odd million ?!??!

    3
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Posada

    I agree why bring him in.

    I’m not sure who mentioned him but I’ve read his name on here a few times when people talk about players we should be after.

    Rob said a Rafa target, I cant see that either, Rafa asked for 3 players by name last year and got Rondon on loan. I cant see them buying a Rafa target now.

    Its paper talk, we need a manager to sign him lol, if he had any sense he run a mile manager or no manager.

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Robleenio… Apparently Rafa never rated him

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #28

    LCBP, is that true? I hadn’t heard the rumours, honestly.

    If he’s a flop for £36M then it’s really just yet another example of the club’s failed policies under Ashley and should be seen as something of a positive in that way.

    Honestly, I’d rather the club had more pressure heaped on its regime through further errors, though it’ll hurt to watch.

    2
  • hibbit

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #29

    posada
    people i know are giving up seats all round were we sat people i never ever thought would give up,
    we just have to hope the boycott holds and somehow we all stick together, but we wont know the answer to that till match day but appointing Bruce and his mackem mates has got to help.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #30

    We’ll be signing cabaye and ben arfa on freebies next

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  • jordijohnty

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #31

    We all knew money was not going to be available for rafa and that in our heart of hearts he would be off. Ive always said the substandard replacement for rafa will get money spent on his squad to placate the feeble minded fans and the media who lap every sign that comes from sports direct united. Those of you who were wavering about the boycott will now be convinced were heading in the right direction. Suckers…

    5
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Who is scouting or picking the players that are offered to the manager?

    Is it the head of recruitment?

    If there is no one (Carr) then it must be agents offering Charnley a good deal to get players, could explain why we rarely sign a player we need for a certain position.

    We can only sign what’s on offer from our favourite agent.

    5
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Why he would he sign for a club with no manager? And if Rafa didnt rate him, was this a carr target back in January? Plans to bring him back all along and get rid of Benitez.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Prime, thats the model for sure. Snap up a bargain that can be sold on. Irrespective of whether it affects the budget for players we need.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #35

    The only person coming out with any credit is the sheff weds chairman. Ashley – scumbag. Bruce – sneaky.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #36

    So if he’s any good he’ll be here for a minimum of a season, maybe two and be sold for huge profit, if he’s shit we’ll be stuck with him for five years while we toil for seventeenth.

    8
  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Don’t believe this transfer for a second. No way would we be after another player who is apparently worth that kind of money. We got Almiron last season and Ashley still has to go to therapy over it

    On Bruce…. Looks like his cousin was guessing, or just full of sh1te. I will be speaking to my mate who gave me said info and will expect some apologies for the false hope. In the meantime, please accept my apologies for the same.

    Ps, Ashley is a CNUT

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  • Rob1971

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #38

    So the club it seems the club is reverting back to the model we had under Pardew/Mclaren, any new signings will now just be coming here as a stepping stone like Sissoko, Cabaye, Wijnaldum did, its unbelievable that after the Fulham game that I was optimistic for this season with Rafa in charge, I should have know Ashley would screw it up, he has never intended to sell the club if it was leaked about BZG just to boost season ticket sales that back fired massively

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  • posada

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Jail
    That’s it spot on.

    OP Yeah it’s always the same.
    Someone in the middle must have motives for this player and that player.
    Well run clubs will be well wise of that and have checks in place to prevent it.

    Hibbit
    I can’t do anything about Ashley. The biggest disappointment would be if we can’t make any sort of a united stand.

    1
  • posada

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #40

    This has the stamp of Old Man Carr written all over it.

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