Newcastle in talks to sign Joelinton from Hoffenheim

Joelinton in action for Hoffenheim
Image: Joelinton in action for Hoffenheim

Newcastle United are in talks with Hoffenheim over the signing of striker Joelinton, Sky Sports News understands.

Hoffenheim left the 22-year-old out of their squad for a pre-season game on Wednesday and revealed he is in concrete talks with a Premier League club.

Joelinton scored seven Bundesliga goals in 26 appearances last season and has been capped at U17 level for Brazil.

Steve Bruce
Image: Steve Bruce was announced as Newcastle head coach on Wednesday

Earlier on Wednesday, Newcastle announced the appointment of Steve Bruce as head coach on a three-year deal.

Sheffield Wednesday will receive around £4m in compensation from Newcastle and it is understood the Owls asked Newcastle to include players as part of the deal, which Newcastle refused.

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Shortly after the announcement, Newcastle were hammered 4-0 by Wolves in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

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