After signing from the Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the summer, Joelinton continues to adjust in England and at Newcastle United. However, fans can be excited by what the Brazilian striker brings to the table.
The 23-year-old opted to make the move to Tyneside after three years at Hoffenheim and two loan spells at the Austrian-outfit Rapid Vienna before he returned to Germany.
His ability on the ball as well as being good at holding up play has helped his previous sides in the past do well. These same characteristics can help the Magpies move up the Premier League table by playing to his strengths. Manager Steve Bruce has been criticised over the years for not getting results, consequently losing his job at both Sunderland and Aston Villa.
Joelinton is a talent that Bruce has to nurture in other to get the best out of him. The 23-year-old knows where the back of the net and has had plenty of experience playing across Europe to understand what is required to play for Newcastle.
As far as being a striker is concerned, his record has been consistent over the past three seasons. During his time at Rapid Vienna, the Brazilian striker played 79 games and scored 21 goals and conjured up nine assists. However, discipline was an issue and he picked up 15 yellow cards and two red cards. The centre-forward returned to Hoffenheim and went on to score 11 goals in 36 games with nine assists. That’s when Newcastle came knocking and eventually couped him for a reported £40m.
The Magpies have some talented individuals on the books but have had ongoing issues for years with protests about Mike Ashley that have played a distraction to the issues on the pitch, which led to Rafael Benitez leaving the club. With pacey wingers in Christian Atsu and talented midfielders in Sean Longstaff, Newcastle United have the potential to go places. If Joelinton is utilised properly, it will be a season to remember for the new No.9.