Newcastle United have been following Joelinton for some time, and last week reports came from Germany of an agreed deal.
There’s been a lack of clarity over the level of transfer fee, and on Saturday Bild put the figure at around €53m.
The German newspaper says it’s part of a wider plan at Hoffenheim to raise big money this summer, they call it the ‘€100m plan’, and whilst selling the Brazilian to Newcastle makes up over half of that money, there’s been other sales too.
It’s going to build pressure at the club as they work to bring new faces in.
The deal has been taking a while to get over the line, however, its not thought there’s anything to be worried about for the Premier League club.
Kicker report that sources at Hoffenheim believe the switch can be made official on Monday, and they quote the club’s sporting director Alexander Rosen as saying: “There are things in contracts and clearing processes that take more than 24 hours.”
Joelinton will have to get himself a work permit to play in England, but given the amount Newcastle are paying for him there should be no problems in that regard.