Many fans are waiting in anticipation for the announcement of Joelinton who was reported to have come to Newcastle last night for his medical.
Of course we all remember the situation with Loic Remy and his pending transfer from Marseille in 2013. Everything was reported as agreed but the player never arrived.
QPR had pipped us to the player at the last minutes. I seem to remember that it was playing video games with QPR owner Tony Fernandes that sealed the deal for QPR.
Well Mark Douglas of the Chronicle has tweeted out the following as a possible explanation for there being no announcement of Joelinton as of yet.
We're in that weird bit between fee being agreed and it being announced. Plus #nufc head coach and officials are all over in China, remember.
Given he's obviously not going to play tomorrow, it could even be delayed until they return early next week. But no hitches so far.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) July 19, 2019
It’s good to hear that all is progressing but we would have thought some overzealous fan would have gotten a picture of our potential new signing.
We hope that Joelinton will be announced before next week though it would make sense for them to wait until Steve Bruce is back from China to do the unveiling.