According to reports in Germany, Joelinton has been left out of Hoffenheim’s squad today, with the Brazilian now in talks to complete a move to Newcastle United.
This comes from German outlet ‘Kicker’, who claim the 22-year-old has now been pulled out of a friendly against Jahn Regensburg today after negotiations with Newcastle United have ‘advanced quickly’.
German outlet BILD have also backed up these claims from Kicker, saying a €40m (£36m) move is now ‘imminent’.
Interestingly, Sky Sports’ Martin Tyler stated before our game with Wolves that “word from within the camp” was that the Brazilian would sign over the coming days.
As laughable as it sounds, this would add up given Steve Bruce’s appointment has now been confirmed by the club – suggesting signings can finally be made (not that he has a huge say on the matter by all accounts!).
What’s unbelievable in all of this is the fact Ashley could be set to back Steve Bruce with a £36m signing. Where was this money for Rafa, Mike?
That said, this would be quite a surprise and a real coup for the club should we pull this one off, with him one of the Bundesliga’s most exciting young talents who’d become our new record signing, however this must only be the start of our summer business if it happens.
Time will tell, but, based on today’s hammering at the hands of Wolves, several quality signings are essential if we wish to stay up this season!