Joelinton has spoken out after completing a ‘club record’ move to Newcastle United from Hoffenheim in the last few moments.
The Brazilian has signed a SIX-year deal and has been handed the number 9 shirt, arriving for a fee in the region of £35-£40m according to reports.
Here’s what he’s had to say to NUFC.co.uk since the move was announced:
“I’m really happy to be here,”
“I know it’s a large investment that the club has made in me, and that comes with a huge responsibility.”
“I’m highly motivated and hope to give back on the pitch.”
Here’s what Steve Bruce has had to say after the 22-year-old’s arrival was confirmed by the club:
“The kid’s got an exciting time ahead of him. He’s a smashing young player and we’re obviously delighted to get him.
“It’s been going on for a little bit now, so to get him is great for everybody.
“He’s got everything that a modern-day player wants. He’s big, strong and athletic, and of course he’s got age on his side too which is vitally important.
“He’s learned the history and wanted it (the number nine shirt), and that’s always a big shirt to fill. But in his eyes, it was ‘bring it on – it’s what I’m here for’.
“He’s risen to that challenge, and I’m sure he will be a big, big favourite of the supporters. He’s got an incredible work-rate about him, he’s got a really good humility about him, and all the attributes a top striker needs.”
Welcome to the Toon, Joelinton!