1899 Hoffenheim forward Joelinton will move to Newcastle United after the end of the season, if the reports in Germany are to be believed.
According to Sport1, the Tyneside club will land the Brazilian in the summer and in return will pay the Bundesliga outfit €60m to secure his services.
The discussions between the two clubs for the 22-year-old have been ongoing for the last few weeks and it’s explained in the report that the negotiations should be completed early next week.
Rafael Benitez’s side are 16th in the table with 25 points, one point above Southampton, who are 18th in the table.
Even if Newcastle are relegated from the Premier League, the deal is still expected to go through and Joelinton’s sale will be the record sale for Hoffenheim, surpassing €41m Liverpool paid them to sign Roberto Firmino in 2015.
Of course, it’s hard to find much sense in the claims. The idea of Newcastle wanting to pay €60m, the idea of a €60m player (which he probably isn’t) wanting to go to Newcastle, and the idea the deal would happen regardless regardless of relegation… it’s a little difficult to digest.
Joelinton can play anywhere in the front three and has scored 10 goals and registered six assists in all competitions this season.