Sport Witness have written a report citing claims in Turkey that Trabzonspor are looking at Newcastle striker Joelinton as a summer target to bolster their ranks.
The report claims that the Turkish Super Lig leaders are hoping to strengthen this summer and have identified our record signing as a potential target.
With Newcastle inching ever closer to the end of the Ashley era, we wonder if the new ownership group would be tempted to offload the Brazilian if an offer came in for him.
The 23-year-old has had a dreadful start to his career on Tyneside scoring just 1 league goal in his 29 appearances. He became Newcastle’s record signing after joining from Hoffenheim for £40m last summer.
Much of Newcastle’s hopes for this season were placed on Joelinton’s shoulders as he was handed the club’s iconic number 9 shirt. However, it became quickly apparent that he wasn’t the natural goal scorer the club needed.
We doubt that Trabzonspor can offer Newcastle anything remotely close to what we paid for him just under a year ago. In fact, this report states that they are struggling financially at the moment.
Trabzonspor may be hoping Joelinton can join them on loan for next season. However, with Newcastle hopefully under new ownership soon, maybe Joelinton can still find some success on Tyneside.