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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

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #81


    Just an observation regarding the game yesterday, only 3 regular starters in the opening lineup ,did we really expect anything else than 0 3 at half time ,I think we were only there as the tournament whipping boys, I think Dawson and redfearn were under orders from Fatty, not to upstage Bruce.

    Regarding the Transfer kitty What ever comes through the front door will be off set by traffic through the back door, another net profit and a weaker squad than last season.

  • fog on the tyne

    Jul 18, 2019 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #82

    Just a thought but that plane from berlin last week could have been joelinton coming over and the one that came from nice could have been that winger from nice we been sniffing at, cant remember his name, jean claude milmax or something.

    Just my theory

  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 18, 2019 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #83

    Pretty dry on here today lads, we all been drinking our sorrows away?

  • big bob

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #84

    Hope they realise when spending 40 million on a player wages will be close to 100 grand a week

  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #85

    Not a bad read and pretty much says how many of us are feeling i think going into the new season


  • Moonraker15

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #86

    Re taking money out of the club.
    People have said Ashley can’t take money out to finance his other ventures and I would like to think this is the case. However, no one has given a satisfactory explanation as to where all the money has gone, because it certainly hasn’t been spent on investment in the club or players!

  • jazzyp

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #87

    Steve Bruce has done a fantastic job at all of his clubs.”

    “If he turns it down, when’s the next time he’ll manage in the top flight?”

    “Expectation is to finish 17th so the bar isn’t high.” “He’s a good man.” Stuart Pearce reacts to Steve Bruce joining #NUFC

  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #88

    5 million net spend in 12 years
    How much revenue do you think we have received in that time ?

  • lochinvar

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #89

    Stuart Pearce thinks Bruce is a good man…
    Maybe, but so was Forest Gump but that doesn’t mean he’s the best man for the job

  • BenbulbenMag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #90

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like your help with something.

    Tsunki contributed a very good post a few days ago. It helps to focus the mind. I think we should start off every thread for a week/month with it. It will help us to concentrate on the real problem with the club and will remind us that we shouldn’t bicker among ourselves. We need to close ranks and focus on getting A$H LIAR out.

    From Tsunki a few days ago :

    Stardust got this right – it’s not NUFC any more. This is the illusion that, understandably, diehard supporting matchgoers are being hypnotised with, that it’s still “their club”. You have to stand back and analyze just what has happened, that is, where that NUFC was quietly strangled and the imposter slowly replaced it.

    NUFC is a stranger dressed in the old club colours. The former was of course a business, but it was a business built to finance itself, not be a billboard to enrich something else entirely. It was a business that was modelled on old, original lines, yes the owner could take out money for himself, but it HAD to be competitive to make the best use of its resources. It HAD to get the best playing staff it could to achieve the status that attracted matchgoers, TV money, kit money etc to finance it’s never-ending betterment. It HAD to compete to be at the top level where the money was. Honours equated with success, and the payoff for the fans was Pride in a club that represented their aspirations and determination to make something that represented good out of their community.

    That NUFC was snuffed out by Ashley. This NUFC has been harvested of all that good stuff. Bits hacked off here and there, vital organs removed. What’s left is a facade with the right insignia, but nothing of the old NUFC remains but former players earning a last payday and mercenary journeymen taking in coin and saying what they are told to. Whatever used to be channelled into the club for success is now diverted into an extended circulatory system that is the lifeblood of unconnected businesses.

    The NUFC that those loyal home and away supporters cheer on is a stuffed doll that LOOKS just like their team. It is built for show and not for purpose. It is there to keep the illusion going that this team is trying to achieve something other than take their money and put it straight into a stranger’s pocket. These supporters should refuse to allow it and demand their own club back, the one they started going to see in he first place. They need to look carefully at what they are supporting and recognise it’s a fake, it’s not real, it’s built to hoodwink them.

  • Jib

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #91

    Seeing as crazy theories are abounding
    Try this one
    Simon Jordan and Ashley are buddies
    Say Simon informed Mikey about the Bruce
    scenario 18 years ago and MA thought
    Get Bruce stuck in injunction limbo and the
    fans aware of the situation won’t kick off about
    Dawson and Redfearn being in “temporary ” control

  • Toonboi4EVA

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #92

    A good post but it’s not needed on every thread.


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