Date: 18th February 2020 at 5:00pm
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Loads of Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media, after the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas shared a damning report claiming the amount Joelinton’s value has dropped since his club-record transfer last summer.

The Brazilian was long scouted ahead of his eventual £40million move away from Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim, with the club’s hierarchy highly enthusiastic about the potential of the forward they were signing.

Those reports, that were seen by former boss Rafa Benitez, did not paint the picture of Joelinton being an out-and-out number nine in Germany, and his performances in Black and White leave similar questions over his role in head coach Steve Bruce’s plans.

Bruce has fielded Joelinton at striker for all bar one of the 23-year-old’s 30 appearances across all competitions, of which 29 were as part of the starting line-up.

But the boss has only seen those outings return three goals, with two coming in the FA Cup against League One opposition and the other coming in the third week of the Premier League season.

How much is Joelinton really worth?

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Joelinton’s numbers have been so poor that respected website TransferMarkt now value the former Brazil U17 international at £27m – £13m down on the fee Newcastle agreed with Hoffenheim last summer.

The fee paid to Hoffenheim was high by TransferMarkt’s standards too, as they only valued Joelinton at £31.5m at the time of his move to United, having increased his value over the 2018/19 season from £2.25m after he scored 11 times in 35 appearances in all competitions.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Douglas’ report citing TransferMarkt’s reduced valuation of Joelinton after six months on Tyneside…

In other Newcastle United news, Bruce has met with a 22-cap man keen to join in a permanent deal but did not discuss any potential transfer.

 
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