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Will Hoffenheim Leak Of Joelinton Talks Scupper Deal?

Inside Futbol are reporting that Newcastle United are upset with Hoffenheim confirming that Joelinton was in talks with a Premier League club.

This is what the Hoffenheim Twitter account tweeted earlier today when news broke that Joelinton was not in the matchday squad for the friendly against Regensburg

This tweet translates to:

He is in concrete negotiations with a Premier League club. It may be that he leaves us.

This is what Inside Futbol is reporting about Newcastle’s reaction to this confirmation by Hoffenheim.

However, it has been claimed that the Magpies are disappointed that their interest in Joelinton has been put into the public domain by Hoffenheim.

News of Joelinton’s availability could yet bring other clubs into the mix for the 22-year-old Brazilian.

Newcastle have a right to be a bit upset that this news has been verified by Hoffenheim even if they weren’t mentioned directly. The last thing we need right now is a bidding war for a player.

Although, it is hardly breaking news that Newcastle are interested in Joelinton. He has been steadily linked to Newcastle since the winter.

The price tag of around £36m also seems to be consistent with earlier reports though some had it at a bit higher. This would be a massive price to pay for the young striker, but this is the going rate for quality players these days.

There is also a lot of innuendo that Rafa Benitez did not really rate the player but that others at the club really did.

For all things Rafa, the best source is the Times’ George Caulkin who has been correct on almost all of his reporting about our former manager.

This is what George has tweeted about Joelinton.

It seems that Rafa did rate the young striker but was possibly perplexed as to how so much money was available all of a sudden. Rafa probably saw better use of the funds in other areas of the squad, like maybe fullback.

We still have to wonder if Ashley will sanction this amount for Joelinton. It seems like an out of character deal for him. Though if you consider the incoming fees for Ayoze Perez and Joselu, our net spend would still be just over £3m for the summer.

92 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #41

    Online – obviously Moanster is correct in that this type of behaviour is disgusting. Actions such as discussed should cease at the cemetery or burial ground gate.
    I think grave desecration by peeing or having a dump on a grave gets you jail time.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #42

    Online – jib has being posting some crap lately, real crap , and could do with having his gob stitched up.
    But why waste a length of thread when a couple of nice shots , uppercut, couple of jabs would tighten his slack jaw nicely.

  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #43


    No rickenbacker? I’m disappointed.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #44

    Thought Sorensen had a good game yesterday, looking forward to seeing him with Miggy, Jonjo and Sean, oh and sorry for bringing football into the conversation. I’ll creep quietly into the corner now.

  • Toonboi4EVA

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #45

    Oh learn to have a laugh!! Jesus christ man

  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #46


    How dare you bring football into the conversation,that’s blasphemy…100 lashes 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #47

    Mr Tuff

    Suppose that depends on whether you get caught, what would worry me is hands coming up from the grave to drag me down a la Carrie!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #48

    MY Mag

    Oh Goody my favourite punishment!

  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #49

    BTW. I didn’t see the game, so can’t comment on it….was it as bad as made out to be?

  • Online Guy

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #50

    Wor Tuff

    I recall the word catgut for stitching, and strings for various musical instruments… Iv not googled it but a mate of mine used to have a bunch of jokes relating to catgut ..

    We could donate a totally organic Gimp suit to Jibs wardrobe.

    Save the planet.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #51


    Yes to Rickenbacker ..the old Fry Pan !

  • Corkypants

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #52

    NY Mag

    It was pathetic!!!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #53

    NY Mag

    Given that we started with more of a second team in the 1st half I would say no. Wolves looked to be more prepared and up to speed with their seasons preparations and they had more of their 1st team out initially.

    2nd half was more even with a lot of our yunguns playing although they bought a lot of there’s on as well.

    On the overall showing they could be in for a good season and we are probably going to struggle, so no surprise there.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #54

    EGB – that reminds me of a tale from a few years ago in a Northumberland town. Whilst I will not mention the reasons why I had occasion as part of my employment to be in a church graveyard during the evening/early morning hours.
    In order to relieve the boredom I thought it would be a good idea to produce a few werewolf howls to the late night stragglers passing by.
    The first few resulted in the passers by looking towards the churchyard and then making off at a fast speed whilst also checking behind themselves. It was very good entertainment.
    The next to come along was a very tipsy bloke – the howl was produced – – the drunk stopped and looked toward the churchyard – and surprisingly shouted ” and yee can fu*k off as well ye f**king bastard.” and continued along as if nothing had happened. Still amuses me to this day.

  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #55

    Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #13

    You got my hopes up.just logged back in and saw the comment about “Ashley’s grave” . thought some sort of miracle had occurred overnight 🙂
    Yes urinating on his sacred earth is a tad harsh.Personally i wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire but just my opinion .

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #56

    Mr Tuff

    I’d loved to have seen that! 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #57

    Our old straw mattress is getting a bit past it and the missus wants to buy a new one tomorrow, so I’d better be off to bed to be ready for her edicts, don’t get it as the old one probably still has another 50 years at least in it but you know how they can be.

    So G’dnight all!

  • Online Guy

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #58

    Wor Bill,

    Almost forget to say ..The spells and the Voodoo worked !

    By about 7 Sunday night I read that Ashley lost 83 million pounds off the value of his sports direct shares . I stand to be corrected ..NY ? But did read it.

    Maybe there’s something in traditional Pagan philosophy through the ages and that which folklore has bestowed upon us through the generations ?

    Can’t discount its validity with an open mind.

    Ps; I’m pissed .

  • Online Guy

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #59

    Well not quite but 2 glasses of fizzy stuff and I’m anybody’s!

  • Online Guy

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #60

    Wor Bill

    Afor ye go , where can I obtain a straw mattress ?

  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #61

    NY Mag
    To be honest looking back on what I saw it was what it was .
    A first pre season blow out against a team 2 weeks ahead in fitness.
    Other than the opening 5 mins i think we were second to everything.
    muto was anon up front and was making some pointless runs
    colback tried but showed why he spent last year in the champo and had zero understanding with Richie which is to be expected
    Murphy ..maybe I missed it but not sure he touched the ball ..looked lost.
    Weird thing is i didn’t feel anger at us losing like I used too it was more just sadness at seeing what most of us knew that the only chance these players had was under rafa and that it was him screaming and directing them that kept the shape and gave us a chance of at least sneaking games .
    I think that maybe the worst factor.
    And the announcement of a new coach just before the game knocked the wind out of me as it kinda does say forget about the glimmer of hope the takeover was some how still going along in the background.
    As per last season we seemed to look a little better when ki came on for shelvey who had his usual cameo.
    The worst part however was having Andy Townsend and even martin tyler (used to respect him) talking utter bollox about the goings on at nufc .
    The only thing that kept the score down was the multitude of subs from wolves around 70 minutes as they gave everyone a run out knowing the game was done
    Then at half/full time we were delighted to have Tim Sherwood and England’s Micheal Owen giving their own “special thoughts” on things Newcastle .
    Only positive i took is that we have dibs,lobby and miggy to come back in (well at least we do)

  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #62

    have i killed the blog ?

  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 4:06 AM

    Comment #63


  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 4:07 AM

    Comment #64

    even Tony Baloney seems to have gone for a well earned nap

  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #65

    Whoops, sorry everyone – I ducked out for a few hours.
    Thanks for all the feedback on the game, sounds like a typical preseason runabout.

    No doubt wor Stevie has parked his ample backside nicely into his first class seat and is on his way to Asia (although with charnley in charge it’s possibly only cattle class with an exit row seat)

    Let’s see if Saturday brings any improvement…..

  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 5:04 AM

    Comment #66


    Forgot about Gretsch…..always fancied one of them.
    Proper rock n roll.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 18, 2019 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #67

    Premier League Sack Race – Ladbrokes

    Steve Bruce – 5/2
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 4/1
    Roy Hodgson – 10/1
    Manuel Pellegrini – 10/1
    Daniel Farke – 14/1,
    Frank Lampard – 14/1
    Javi Gracia – 14/1
    Unai Emery – 14/1
    Graham Potter – 16/1
    Chris Wilder – 16/1
    Marco Silva – 16/1
    Ralp Hassenhuttl – 20/1
    Brendan Rodgers – 20/1
    Dean Smith – 25/1
    Eddie Howe – 33/1
    Sean Dyche – 33/1
    Nuno Espirito Santo – 40/1
    Mauricio Pochetiino – 66/1
    Pep Guardiola – 100/1
    Jurgen Klopp – 100/1

  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 5:23 AM

    Comment #68


    Interesting odds, I think there will be several managers go before Stevie – OGS being one of them.
    There’s one thing charnley doesn’t do, and that’s act in haste.

  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #69


    Whoops, drop the “e” – autocorrect is a bugger…..

  • lochinvar

    Jul 18, 2019 at 5:38 AM

    Comment #70

    Bruce ‘was the 11th choice’ for the Newcastle job and not even on their original shortlist. (Daily Mail)

    Bruce can’t even take up the job due to the legal position with Wednesday.

    He can’t go to China , not that it’s worth it

    When the team come back the Managers office will be empty and Chumley will have converted it into his biscuit and coloured crayons store

    The Head Coach will be living in the broom cupboard at Benton.

    It’s like watching a lost episode of Crossroads where Benny has a dream that he’s become the Manager of a Premier League Football Club only to find that it’s true. Miss Diane is his boss and the hotel is owned by someone that goes around saying cuckoo.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 18, 2019 at 5:47 AM

    Comment #71

    Chronicle reports that
    Steve Bruce has arrived in China to meet his new Newcastle United players, who were beaten 4-0 in a chastening opening friendly game out in China.

    We’ve got new players ? Kept that quiet

    Think Sheffield Wednesday lawyers should check on which date Bruce applied for his Visa to China ?

  • lochinvar

    Jul 18, 2019 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #72

    So Bruce is first choice of twenty managers expected to be the first to be sacked this season after being the eleventh choice to take over from Rafa.

    The records keep on coming

  • captainmarvel

    Jul 18, 2019 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #73

    Is there any chance of someone organising an on-line petition (and twitter et al against Ashley? I think it would be interesting to gauge the opinions worldwide…

  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #74

    Honestly cant see Bruce sacked ahead of a lot of those names .
    Main reason? Charnley .We saw how inept he is at doing it with maclaren ,who stayed for maybe 5 prem games longer than he should have and so pretty much sealing our fate that year before rafa arrived .
    from memory there was an international break so rather than cut him then he was allowed to take the players off for jolly’s (warm weather whatever…) first match back we got humped at Chelsea and at half time he admitted he made subs to just keep the score down and stated this like it was an achievement in the second half .still he wasn’t sacked.
    So I think ol’ brucey will get all the time in the world to pull things around ……unless of cause the fans revolt and force the hand and either drive him out or they have no option.
    OLG/GBC is def my favorite for the big hook first up.

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 18, 2019 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #75

    If it doesn’t work out with Bruce just remember Pardew has 349 days left on his 8 year contract, we’ll be fine.

  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 18, 2019 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #78

    Have I awoken from this terrible dream or is Steve Bruce and dumb and dumber still running the club?

    Oh good, everybody I wake up I will be in a fu*king terrible mood while these pr!cks run this club.

    How did the protests go last night?

  • Markaccus

    Jul 18, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #79

    Hoffenhiems tweet does not mention the club. The only thing Ashley is likely to strop about is the fact they actually communicate with fans, instead of the “no comment” stance favoured by NUFC.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 18, 2019 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #80

    Ssn saying we in advanced talks now for Joelinton and more players to come


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