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Newcastle break transfer record by signing Joelinton

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Pin Joelinton has become Newcastle's record signing. GOAL
Joelinton has become Newcastle's record signing. GOAL

Newcastle break transfer record by signing Joelinton

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Six months on from breaking their transfer record to sign Miguel Almiron, Newcastle United have done so again, recruiting striker Joelinton. The transfer is also a record sale for Hoffenheim beating the sale of Roberto Firmino to Liverpool in 2015.

Newcastle United have smashed their club transfer record to bring in striker Joelinton from Hoffenheim, boosting Steve Bruce's short-staffed front line.

The Brazilian forward has signed a six-year deal at St James' Park and is said to have cost in the region of £40million (€44.6m) and £47.6m (€53m). The transfer surpasses the £20.5m Newcastle spent to secure Miguel Almiron earlier this year, that fee having finally topped their long-standing record figure of £16.5m, paid for Michael Owen in 2005.

Joelinton, 22, scored 11 goals in all competitions for Hoffenheim last term, starring after spending the previous two years out on loan at Rapid Vienna.

"I’m really happy to be here," he told Newcastle's official website. "I know it's a large investment that the club has made in me, and that comes with a huge responsibility. I'm highly motivated and hope to give back on the pitch."

Bruce, confirmed as Newcastle's new head coach last week, had earlier told the club's official website they were "working on" bringing in attacking players.

"The kid’s got an exciting time ahead of him. He’s a smashing young player and we're obviously delighted to get him," Bruce said. "It's been going on for a little bit now, so to get him is great for everybody. He's got everything that a modern-day player wants. He's big, strong and athletic, and of course he’s got age on his side too which is vitally important."

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