Joelinton set to be transfer listed if £40m flop doesn’t take his ‘last chance’ – Report

According to The Telegraph, Joelinton will be handed his ‘last chance’ to prove himself in Callum Wilson’s absence over the next few months.

Luke Edwards claims that the club will ‘give up’ on the 24-ear-old, ‘cut their losses’ and attempt to ‘recoup whatever they can’ by selling him in the summer, should he fail to impress between now and the end of the season.

The report even reveals that we sent scouts to watch him 26 times before committing to a whopping £40m deal over 18 months ago, however the Brazilian has delivered a host of uninspiring displays since then and just seven goals and seven assists in 66 appearances for the club.

Here’s a snippet from Edwards’ latest piece for The Telegraph:

As for club record signing, Joelinton, this is his last chance to prove he can justify that £40m price tag before Newcastle give up, cut their losses and try to recoup whatever they can by selling him in the summer.

I accept that Joelinton hasn’t looked good enough and is by no means a £40m player worthy of the No 9 shirt, but there is a part of me that believes the right manager would get him looking far better than Bruce ever has.

After all, he looked a completely different animal under Julian Nagelsmann not so long ago, being involved in 20 goals in his last season at Hoffenheim and impressing in the UEFA Champions League.

That said, If Bruce remains this summer and we get the chance to get a small chunk of our money back, it may be wise for all parties if he’s moved on…albeit it at a huge loss!

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15 thoughts on “Joelinton set to be transfer listed if £40m flop doesn’t take his ‘last chance’ – Report

  1. he never played as a centre forward ar Hoffenheim so why he was signed as such is mystifying. Also the amount of times he was watched before Bruce came through the door makes it look as he was signed regardless of what Bruce wanted.

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  2. Ps Scored one decent looking goal – against Morecombe and a goalie roped in from semi retirement

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  3. agree, probably one of the worst players I’ve seen, trying to compare him to people in the past the names riley, Raftery and Whitehurst popped up, but they could all head the ball and tackle not nec legally tackle mind you.

    but as long as I keep thinking I think pound for pound he’s probably the worst signing in our history and the scouting team should all be held accountable for this.

    I’m no Bruce fan, but he’s off the hook here nobody could turn this fellow into a footballer he was poor even against league 1 sides in the cup, a return to Germany for about 10m is about the best we can hope for, cant we donate him to the mackems

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  4. He was never a centre forward, he played on the left of an attacking front three. He was offered to Rafa when he still had a clause in his managers contract giving him last say on who came in so he refused hoim saying he was worth £20 million at best. As soon as Bruce came Joelinton was bought to play as an out and out centre forward even though he wasn’t scouted as one and “given” to Bruce. For some strange reason Ashley was hell bent on buying the player for a club record fee, it just shows nobody at the club knows anything about football.

    Just as big a problem is that it took nearly a full season for Bruce to realise that he wasn’t a goal scoring centre forward. I can still see him ignoring Gayle and wedging Joelinton up front again.

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  5. He was never a centre forward, he played on the left of an attacking front three. He was offered to Rafa when he still had a clause in his managers contract giving him last say on who came in so he turned him down saying he was only worth £20 million at best. As soon as Bruce came Joelinton was bought to play as an out and out centre forward even though he wasn’t scouted as one and “given” to Bruce. It just shows noone at the club knows anything about football.

    Just as big a problem is that it took Bruce nearly a full season to see he wasn’t an out and out goalscoring centre forward.

    I can still see Bruce ignoring Gayle and wedging Joelinton up front again in Wilsons absence.

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  6. He is no good it must not play tonight when he is playing it’s ten men should have been given away long a go

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  7. For me, the basic problem with Joelinton is that he seems to lack a football brain. He reacts too slowly, if at all, to what is going on around him and therefore gives the impression of being lazy. On the rare occasion he gets himself into a shooting position he looks ponderous, for me another indication of his lack of mental awareness. He is out of his depth.

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  8. Joe Linton is a waste of space and should never of been given the no. 9 shirt. We will be lucky to find a club that will pay £10m for him but should take it and cut their loses.

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