Newcastle United have released a teaser of their new record signing Joelinton from Hoffenheim. This ends a week of speculation about the player’s imminent arrival to Newcastle.
Here is the teaser of pending the arrival of the Brazilian forward.
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This is a big move for Newcastle who have finally had an incoming this transfer window. Newcastle are desperately short of quality upfront and have had four players leave the first team this summer.
Salomon Rondon, our player of the year, was not brought in on a permanent deal and has since joined Rafa Benitez at Chinese club Dalian Yifang.
Our leading scorer from a year ago Ayoze Perez joined Leicester City in a £30m move a few weeks ago while back-up striker Joselu also left for just over £2m to Alaves last week.
They join Mohamed Diame whose contract was not renewed and left on a free to Qatari club Al Ahli.
Joelinton comes with a lot of fanfare mainly over the fee that he has commanded. He is not really a direct replacement for either Rondon or Perez as he is kind of a hybrid between the two.
Newcastle will need to add another striker and wide forward in the coming weeks. They may also look at free agents with Andy Carroll, Danny Welbeck, and Charlie Austin all being linked over the past week.
We would expect that any free agent brought in would be in addition to another forward addition.
We are delighted to have Joelinton at Newcastle where hopefully he can integrate quickly into the squad and be a force this coming season.