The South American joined the Magpies with a huge weight on his shoulders following the club-record transfer fee. Arriving in Tyneside to replace the former on-loan Salomon Rondon, Joelinton was shoehorned into an unnatural lone striker role.
Many fans, myself included was calling for Bruce to play our number 9 in his natural position. Following the addition of Callum Wilson, this came to fruition resulting in slightly improved performances from the Brazilian behind the striker.
- Position: Centre Forward (Second Striker, Left Winger)
- Date of Birth: 14.08.1996
- Place of Birth: Alianca, Brazil
- Preferred Foot: Right
- Height: 186cm / 6′ 1″
- Previous Clubs: Sport Recife (2014-2015), TSG Hoffenheim (2015-2016), Rapid Vienna (2016-2018), TSG Hoffenheim (2018-2019)
- Newcastle United Transfer Date: 23.06.2019
- Newcastle United Transfer Fee: £40,000,000
- Squad Number: #9
- Social Media: @joelinton34
Joelinton’s Best NUFC Moments
Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham
After a poor start to our 2019/20 campaign with defeats against both Arsenal and Norwich, a trip down to the capital followed. Joelinton bagged the only goal of the game as we picked up our vital, first win of the season.
Newcastle 7-0 Morecambe
With Callum Wilson joining, Joelinton was afforded the privilege of playing in his natural position. Against Morecambe, although a League Two opponent, the Brazilian scored twice, including a sublime 25 yard curler.
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