Medical underway as Newcastle smash transfer record for £40m Brazilian

Date published: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 3:08 - Steve Pearson

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Newcastle are set to smash their transfer record with the news that Hoffenheim’s Brazilian forward Joelinton is due to become Steve Bruce’s first signing of the summer.

The forward is understood to be currently undergoing a medical on Tyneside as the Magpies look to fill the void left by the departures of Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez.

The Brazilian scored 11 goals and provided 9 assists from his 33 appearances in all competitions last season.

The projected £40m fee for the 22-year-old will almost double Newcastle’s previous transfer fee record when they captured the signature of playmaker Miguel Almiron for £21 million in January.

The signing will come as somewhat of a surprise to Newcastle fans as previous manager Rafael Benitez was reported to not be keen on the prospect of signing the Brazilian.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have been names as one of a trio of Premier League clubs linked with a move for France international right-back Djibril Sidibe.

 

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