Newcastle fans have been reacting on social media to the news the club have a deal in place to sign Joelinton.
According to The Telegraph, the Magpies have agreed a fee with Hoffenheim for the Brazilian, believed to be £36million.
The 22-year-old scored seven goals and provided seven assists in 28 Bundesliga matches last season and is valued at £31.5million by Transfermarkt. He only signed a new contract last November and has three years remaining on his contract.
Despite the deal being in place between the clubs, the article suggests the deal is dependant on Newcastle’s manager situation.
They say: “The need to have a manager in place is growing more urgent by the day as they also need him to give the green light to that transfer.”
The Telegraph believes Steve Bruce will be appointed following his resignation from Sheffield Wednesday.
Some fans took to Twitter to share their opinions on whether Joelinton would be a good signing for the club.
One stated ‘just saying if that’s true, mark my words he will be better than Rondon last season for Newcastle whilst another added a player like that working under someone like Bruce still fills me with 0 interest.’
“Newcastle have a deal in place to sign Brazilian striker Joelinton from Hoffenheim.” #nufc [Telegraph]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 15, 2019
He would. I’ve heard like four different outlets reporting that. Probably balls but it’d be one hell of a coup
— Kieran Harm (@KieranHarm) July 15, 2019
Even if this was true, a player like that working under someone like Bruce still fills me with 0 interest. Had Rafa been given someone like that then my enthusiasm levels would have been through the roof.
— Darren Rogers (@thetruestorey) July 15, 2019
Will the new management want him. Why are players being sold & who would be authorising these deals?. Just totally hacked off.
— Solid back four (@Mickc_) July 15, 2019
15 in 60 in Austrian’s top league. Dont want to judge the lad but those stats don’t look good ????
— Deano Dagleish (@ChuckNovice) July 15, 2019
Fair enough. I have never heard of the bloke ????
— Joe Smith (@joe_smith_0) July 15, 2019
Is he really that good? Shows promise yes-but a big ask and a big risk. He’s not going to be given time in this current regime either.
— Dariush Kamali (@DariushKamali84) July 15, 2019
Wicked. Let’s bang £40m on an untested kid as our main forward. Let’s ignore the fact that last seasons player of the season is available for a slice of that cost. #nufc
— Liam Taylor (@27liamdavid) July 15, 2019
Incredible if true. Great young player. Probably won’t be true though cos a sports direct mug won’t be enough for his services.
— John Miller (@growing_turnips) July 15, 2019
just saying if that’s true, mark my words he will be better than rondon last season
— Joe (@Futman11Jr) July 15, 2019