It was, and still is, a massive gamble but the early signs from Joelinton are good, and I would say he has settled into life at Newcastle well.
In five games he only has one goal, but then again, he only has had nine shots all season – so actually that is not a bad return.
He may not have taken on many shots, but it is his all-round game that has impressed me.
This has forced Joelinton to drop deep and hold the ball up rather than getting into the box. Newcastle face Brighton next in a game where they should have more possession of the ball, and this might finally give Joelinton the chance to show his attacking talents.
However, from what I have seen so far, I am impressed – Joelinton looks he was born to play in the Premier League.
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