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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

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #41

    Only thing about this Linton yeah its fine strutting your stuff in Germany playing for a club not really under that much pressure etc

    Totally different animal coming here as the record signing, playing under Bruce and having to deal with atmosphere of the home games!

    Hes a very raw version of Rondon but there is potential there to turn him into a top striker if only we had a coach to bring him through…..

    So as it stands Linton replaces Perez
    Gayle replaces Rondon
    Sorensen replaces Joselu
    Muto will need to step up

    Is that going to be good enough though? I feel we need a lot more creativity as it stands to create more chances as most of these strikers are not that clinical

  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #42

    It’s 2019, most premiership clubs are looking to the future with big ambition and wonderous plans. Meanwhile, NUFC are on the cusp of employing a manager who looks like Mrs Doubtfire.

  • ChicagoToon1

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #43

    I just hope even if we sign Joelinton or another “Big money” purchase, fans stick to the boycott. Would be a shame if one or two signings buys enough goodwill to the fans.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #44

    And is probably less qualified.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #45

    I think we are probably after a player called Joe Linton, from the conference for 360000

  • beefman13

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #46

    Joelinton, I dont give a mon
    keys, 4m Comp for a mackem.
    Takeover f ucked, was there ever one! you total elephants AR seholes.

  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #47

    Que Shola Ameobi returning as our saviour striker.

    This is just beyond a joke! I would love it if Bruce didn’t sign and Ashlie paid for his release/compo.

    That would be a great swerve!

  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #48

    Wonder we can also sign Ed ennazard, and the Irish player Lee O’messy

  • Oldgit1

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #49

    Anymore players from Northampton as Carr is on the seat of directors.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #50

    The Chronicle@ChronicleNUFC

    ‘Incredible stadium, city, club and people.’ Joselu’s sent a classy goodbye message to #nufc fans

  • naptoon

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #51

    Supposedly Rafa didn’t want him and his goal scoring record doesn’t scream out that he’ll replace what we’ve lost in perez and Rondon. Seems expensive for the tapeworm aswell.

  • naptoon

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #52

    Unless he’s the hoss replacement ha.

  • c-dog

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #53

    Joelintons stats aren’t too far off Rashfords
    You are gambling on goal numbers to increase in the coming years however.

    He would have to score 10-15 goals for us to have a chance of survival.

    Should be heckled out of town if he doesn’t hit the ground running

  • sam down south

    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #54

    If you were a good player or perhaps your son was – would your next move be to a club with no manager? I don’t think so. Any player needs to know who the manager is, and find out if the manager rates him and how the manager wants to use him in the team.

    Can Miss-Assly please tell us why you will give money to unknown/unproven Bruce but wouldn’t give money to Raffa who is proven and was making your club richer (coaching average players such as Perez to be suddenly worth £30m and for buying players like Almiron – who’s value has already gone up massively). I

    Now Miss-Assly has seen the season ticket sales are down he is going to plant loads of stories about us spending big. Frankly if he does spend it just makes me wish he had backed Raffa.

  • Toon Cat

    Jul 15, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #55

    Not looking good. Nobody outside of Ashley’s inner circle and BZG know what’s happened to the takeover and we’re all poking around in the silence for clues. The only on-the-record, official statements available are those from BZG and if I have to choose between believing them and Ashley (proved in court to have lied to and misled nufc fans repeatedly) then I’ll believe BZG until there’s proof otherwise (which there hasn’t been so far).

    I’m prepared at this point to believe that, as they said, they’ve done everything required of them including providing proof of funds at an early stage and agreeing a purchase price in principle with Ashley that was reflected in a Heads of Terms agreements. What’s gone wrong since then none of us know. To me the most feasible explanation is Ashley moving goalposts, and sabotaging the sale with his greed and unreasonable demands. That belief (and thats all it is) is based on 12 years experience of Ashley, his proven record as a liar, and multiple reports of previous failed sales attempts. But who knows ?

    If he has indeed shelled out £4 million for Bruce (!!) and if they do go ahead and buy the joe linton character then that looks very like the takeover is off and all there is to look forward to is more of the proven failure of Ashley running nufc as a branch of sports direct. Bargain-basement, no-ambition football with avoiding relegation being the best anyone can aspire to. The futures so bright we’ll hafta wear shades .. 🙂


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