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Report – Turkish League Leaders Are Looking To Offer NUFC Striker An Escape Route This Summer



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.


150 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #1

    He might come good under a manager who knows how to use him with the right players around him.

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  • captainmarvel

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #2

    This blog moves on too fast!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Jibbers,
    It was an enormous sense of pride knowing we had the second biggest attendance in the country, then the third, then the fourth etc etc. It would be nice to get a stadium that would make us one of the highest attendances again.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #4

    People are saying it’s not worth the outlay expanding the stadium, mostly Ashley apologists, if it wasn’t worth it then why do so many clubs do it.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #5

    jib

    highbury, white hart lane and and maine road were all perfectly fit for purpose.
    times change. anything the mansours can do these guys will top it. if they want an 80000 seater stadium they’ll make it happen.

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  • JDdubai

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib

    Its not just a desire to move, its about maximising our revenues ultimately to make sure the club is operating to its full potential.

    under Ashley we could still get 50k, despite the crap we have been served up on the whole. Now, with the likely direction the club is going to be going in, its not inconceivable that we could have demand for tickets up around 70k if not higher. therefore the question needs to be asked on the best way to ensure the club operates at full capacity.

    Expanding the current stadium would be everyone’s first choice, but if that is not possible to cater for the potential demand, then alternatives should at least be discussed. No harm in talking.

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  • Moonraker15

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t know what the Turks are offering for Joelinton but snap their hand off he’s useless!

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  • IrishRob

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #8

    DONT SELL HIM! If he fails under a new manager with new players then I’ll accept it. But it’s too early yet.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #9

    JoeLinton could well come of age under a new Manager and a new dynamic at the club.
    He needs to relax and be assured that he’s part of the future and will thrive.

    Unless his transfer value is how Ashley makes up the difference between what he wanted to sell the club for and what he now actually accepts. An insurance policy so to speak.

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  • JDdubai

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail @1

    I agree, wouldnt be ready to give up on Joe just yet, having had the lad isolated in our 541 dirge all season, he does deserve a few months or playing in the 4231 that we changed to recently, at least give him a chance of success before washing our hands.

    He did improve with miggy playing around him and 2 wide players.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #11

    If we watch half a match each and then switch fans over at half time we would have 100,000 attendance per match.

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  • captainmarvel

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #12

    If he hasn’t got it now it will never happen you have either got the knack of scoring goals or you haven’t it’s as simple as that..

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  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #13

    OP
    (I actually agree with him !!!!)
    has it spot on
    The site of the current stadium is spot on
    a fabulous city of great pubs within walking distance
    a fantastic travel infrastructure
    Modern engineering techniques are more than capable
    of turning the current site into a state of the art 75/80k capacity stadium

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  • hibbit

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #14

    improved or not i would still like to know scouted him and who actually gave the nod to buy him and what the fee really was ?????

    4
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #15

    I dislike Jamie Carragher immensely, horrible individual.

    He’s always sneered at us and wanted us to fail, by sayin he would like to see Bruce given a chance just proves that.

    His spitting on the girl in the car incident showed us all what type of person he is

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  • hibbit

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #16

    agree Jib the stadium has to stay in the city , nothing is impossible these days,

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  • captainmarvel

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Joelinton will never score many goals he is not interested in that sort of role..
    Any good striker alludes confidence, is in the right place at the right time, look at Supermac, Shearer? Lineker, Aguero they all had it..
    Joelinton needs to go somewhere else he will not be seen as anybody useful..

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  • JDdubai

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #18

    captainmarvel

    He signed as a 22yr old, first season in england which is always challenging. He was never an out and out CF before he got here and yet got thrown into the role, isolated 30 yards from the rest of team in a style which gave him the least chance to succeed.

    CFs without confidence are always going to struggle, the way Bruce set us up all season basically gave him the least chance to get goals and build his confidence.

    Dont think its worth giving up on him until we have seen him play in a style and system which is set up to give him the best support and set up to get the best out of him.

    Could easily still not make it but give the lad a chance.

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  • #VinegarStrokes

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib, no it’s not inconceivable to expand SJP, I’d rather that too, but from an investors point of view we still don’t own the land, so owning the freehold and the building is more attractive to the new owners.

    It will increase the value of the club (accountancy wise), cos the land value will increase precisely because there’s a bfo stadium/hotel complex on it (bars, restaurants, sandwich shops, you name it).

    For that reason alone, and looking at long term vision, I think that this takeover will be the end of SJP; certainly as we know it now.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Even doing unbelievably well I think our natural attendance would be 70K max. Improvements could be made where barriers could be put up for league cup games etc that weren’t full but gave the impression that the stadium was maxed out.

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Whoever the new manager is (assuming Allegri) will at least want to take a look at Joelinton. Then the best qualified person at the club can make an informed decision about whether his future lies with us or elsewhere.

    I’d keep him around for another season, give him a chance to play in a preferred position and judge him on that. I would defo bring in a new number nine, however, as Joe isn’t that.

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  • captainmarvel

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #22

    JD he is taking up a place in the squad. You cannot have passengers, he has had many chances by now, you would have seen his ability which is lacking in what is required..

    3
  • bill

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #23

    JoeLinton is not a goalscorer, that is obvious. So where does he play? I cannot see a position for him anywhere.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #24

    I never objected when FF wanted to build a new stadium, I personally would like it rebuilt on Leazes park and when it was finished build a state of the art park where the old ground was, an exact replica only holding slightly more than Old Trafford (76K?)

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #25

    #VinegarStrokes
    Nah
    The Sheiks will build the council something sooperdooper elsewhere
    in exchange for the land and make the freeman shareholders in a newly
    developed SJP

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Why am I getting involved in post takeover talks. The fat footer still owns us.

    3
  • #VinegarStrokes

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib, that could be true – give them 5% of something, and they’ll take 95% and more.

    You could be correct.

    1
  • captainmarvel

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #28

    I cannot believe new owners would leave St James park, ever, change it yes, but it would be a huge mistake to move the stadium somewhere else there is too much history it would all be lost…

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  • hibbit

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Micky big plans already in place for the area your suggesting

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-51194965

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  • IrishRob

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Captain tell that to Mo Salah.

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  • #VinegarStrokes

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Cos what’s a piece of land worth – and then what’s it worth when it has planning permission?

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Cheers hibbit, this last few days has been a bit of a whirlwind on here…

    I know you won’t say now, but I would be very interested to know if you had been aware of the ongoing situation with regards the sale, as you seemed to have good knowledge of the previous Staveley purchase attempt.

    Keeping any snippets to yourself would be completely understandable, given the reaction you got on here from some last time round.

    1
  • JDdubai

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Re the stadium

    Does putting in the safe standing enable us to increase capacity?

    Basically id like to see a Black and White version of the Dortmund yellow wall at St James please.

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  • IrishRob

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #34

    At 12 btw.

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail “Why am I getting involved in post takeover talks”

    Because, like the rest of us, you can’t help getting excited.

    😉

    #cans

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  • Unused Substitute

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Joelinton would never be a goal scorer no matter who’s the manager. At best he may get a few assists under a new management. If the loss is less than £20M I’d sell and go for someone else.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #37

    There you go Jail, even you are getting carried away, and why not! Just wish announcement could be tomorrow (maybe it will be).

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m very saddened reading some posters who seem very happy to leave SJP so quickly.

    The main reason I was against Ashley and boycotted was because I felt he was destroying the identity of the club.

    No relationship with the fans, the past players or the history and roots of the club..

    Even thinking of leaving SJP brings tears to my eyes.

    I want to reconnect with the club not throw more of its history in the bin.

    #DontleaveSJP

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  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #39

    free-men

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  • thewardski

    Apr 16, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Joe is never going to have the quality we need moving forward. His best season ever was 7 goals. I’d sell him for £10m as we only paid £7m for him. £40m – £30m for Perez and £3 for Joselu. You didn’t really believe the FCB would spend £40m did you?!!

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