It’s not often that a Newcastle incoming transfer will make headlines for its extravagance in a business magazine. But that is what has happened as Forbes magazine has done a feature on the Joelinton deal to Newcastle, which incidentally is yet to be announced.
Here is a tweet from the author of the Forbes article Manuel Veth.
— Manuel Veth (@ManuelVeth) July 21, 2019
The article starts with details of the money Hoffenheim will make this summer off their outgoing transfers (over €100m). Apparently their Sporting director Alexander Rosen predicted that the club could make that much if they wanted.
This is what Rosen said a few weeks ago:
“If we want to we could earn over €100 million (£90 million) by selling players this transfer window.”
At that point they had already made €57m in the sales of two players. The Joelinton deal was most likely already in the works at that time as well.
The article then delves into Joelinton’s journey from Brazilian side Sport Recife as an 18 year old to an almost £50m Premier League signing for Newcastle United. It is an excellent article with lots of information on our soon to be record signing.
The article also details how Hoffenheim sign and develop young talent.
We certainly hope to see Joelinton announced soon and the word is that he may be unveiled in the new away strip.