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Newcastle To Announce First Signing Of The Season – Today



We have just reported that Joelinton has been spotted at St. James’ Park today getting a tour of the ground.

And with manager Steve Bruce now back from China, we should soon see the formal announcement coming from the club with some pictures of the player and the manager.

Not sure what the fee will be (£35M – £45M?) but it will be a record for Newcastle.

It’s spent on a young and up-and-coming 22-year-old Brazilian striker, so we hope he turns out to be an excellent acquisition.

The problem with the signing is the young Brazilian seems to see his Newcastle transfer as a stepping-stone to a future move.

That future move would be to a much bigger club in England – like one of the top six clubs in the Premier League.

When Rafa Benitez was here, he was clear that Newcastle would no longer be a stepping stone for any player.

But with journeyman Steve Bruce now the manager we probably revert back to being a mid-table club at best, until Mike Ashley is forced out of the club.

Our sole goal this season – to survive in the Premier League – that’s the extent of the ambitions at Newcastle now Rafa has gone.

Sound familiar?

But the code being used is to “move the club forward.”

Moving the club forward means not to be relegated.

Joelinton – spotted at St. James’ Park today

Joelinton could be an excellent signing for the club, but we need at least one more striker brought in plus a central midfielder and a couple of full-backs.

We are also keeping our fingers crossed that Isaac Hayden elects to stay at the club – may be on a new, improved contract – but we have little new news on that.

We are just hoping he will stay with only 16 days left in this summer transfer window.

Not sure why Steve Bruce is looking at center-backs which seems like the last position we need to strengthen, but it also looks like he will play five at the back with three center-backs in the backline.

Manchester United are also reported in multiple outlets to be about to bid £30M for Sean Longstaff.

But surely there’s no way Newcastle will let Sean leave his home town club?

But there again – Mike Ashley is still in charge – we use those words loosely.

And as we saw with Rafa – anything can happen with such an incompetent and selfish owner at the club.

He also doesn’t know what he’s doing, but that’s been true since 2007 and is hardly new news.

Comments welcome.


26 comments so far

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #1

    As many have said on here…

    No way would the FCB Jabba spend £35M+ on a striker.

    This is a KBA photoshop fakeover and deluded fans are already taking it in.

    IrishRob will soon tell us who the Joielinton lookalikey is.

    My money is on Shefki Kuqi.

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  • count

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Why can nobody spell his name right?

    1
  • Sad Frog II

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Europe here we come!! Toon, Toon, Toon! Thank you Ashley! All forgiven, was just kiding…

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  • Bants

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #4

    geordietom.

    That Billy Joel shite. Just give it up man.

    Yer patta stinks.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #5

    geordietom

    I thought it was funny, nearly cracked the same joke a few days ago.

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  • Muz

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Where has Joelinton said that he’s using NUFC as a stepping stone? I mean, I could understand if he was a £12M acquisition but a £45M one? That’s why it’s so out of character, playing under Bruce he’s more likely to DECREASE in value than go up.

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  • wartongeordie

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Could someone please tell me what KBA stands for, is it “knowledge based authentication”
    Thanks.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Sad Frog

    Careful mate, even as a bit of sarcasm that comment will get you into the KBA PR club in certain eyes.

    1
  • Muz

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #9

    That’s not to say he’s not going to be looking to move on if he does well in his first season, but I still think this doesn’t make sense if it’s Ashley gambling he’ll punt him on for more money

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Nice one Reilly, you’re good at this Twitter schizzle.

    Anyone think the third bloke with Joelinton and Ashley’s ape could be Maxine Gonalons?

    I know I’m probably way off the mark. Doesn’t help that Joelinton is doing a Shearer salute in front of the guy’s face.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Sorry but the Joelinton signing will come at a great cost to NUFC. We will inevitably lose young Longstaff when Toxic Ash cashes in on him. When can’t the bloke show a bit of ambition and just tell United he is not for sale at ANY price. But it’s always one step forward and two steps back with this bloke.
    You’ll see he sold Perez for £30M , then Longstaff for £40M so the man will be well in funds even paying £45M for Joelinton.
    He’ll certainly not dip into his own money. No Way

    4
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Sure its his agent

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Come on Ashlie prove me wrong for once -PLEASE!

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  • ToonTime

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #14

    What a load of nonsense! Of course we’re a stepping stone club and we were under Rafa just the same (remember Wijnaldum and Sissoko anyone?). Do you think a 22 year old Brazilian has lived the dream by playing for us?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    £45m is too big an outlay for MA, the ducks are paddling I tell ya!

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Im quite happy for us to be a steppinh stone if he is good and gives his all for a few seasons.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Winaldum and Sissoko are not sticks you can use to beat Rafa with, they wanted away!

    5
  • Bants

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #18

    EGB.

    You’re not much better.

    For some reason you think you’re funny when you are patently not.

    Especially that 4iiii’s shite you wouldn’t stop reposting because you thought it was so good.

    5
  • wartongeordie

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #19

    KBA?

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 23, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #20

    EGB It’s cost him nowt when he sells Longstaff to Manure. Just trying to fool Brucie who thinks he’s got a huge war chest. In fact he’s already got most of the money from the Perez sale.
    He’ll buy Joelinton and 18 months on sell him on for a profit just like he does with his cheap tat at Sports Direct.
    By the way has the takeover stalled or what?

    4
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 23, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Warton

    Keith Bishop (special) Agent

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  • nufc 11

    Jul 23, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #22

    If anybody on here believes Mike Ashley paid 45 million on one player they need their head examined, more like 25/28 million. He did the same with Almiron who was a 16 million pound signing with certain add on’s that may or may not be achieved, He is of yet not a record breaking signing. Ashley is a crook plane and simple, and keith BISHOP HIS PRIVATE MEDIA SPIN DOCTOR DRIP FEEDS ALL THIS CRAP TO THE MEDIA.

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 23, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Bills why are you bringing me into this??

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 23, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Bants #4….. lol lol I wanted to say that soo bad, Itvwasva terrible, terrible joke. But I said I’d not be mean.

    1
  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 23, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #25

    If signed I really think he will struggle in the prem.
    We could loan him to Sheffield in the next window if he’s shite ?

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  • toonie

    Jul 23, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #26

    I don’t know what all the fuss is about. I did a search for this Joe Linton chap and turns out he is only a street blogger from LA!!!

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