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Newcastle United: Joelinton signs new deal at St James’ Park

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Newcastle midfielder Joelinton has signed a new, long-term contract at St James’ Park.

The Brazil international, who joined the Magpies for a then club-record £40million in 2019, was widely regarded as an expensive flop before being converted to a midfielder – a role in which he has thrived.

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His previous deal was due to expire in the summer of 2025 but Newcastle have moved to secure the future of one of their most influential players.

Joelinton said: “I feel great. I feel very happy and my family is happy. A lot of things have happened in my years here. I’ve learnt a lot and grown a lot, and for me to come here to Newcastle was the best decision of my career.

“I love playing for the club. I love the club, I love the fans. We had a lot of discussions and I always wanted to be here. I’m glad to continue and I hope to have success in the years to come.”

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe added: “This has been a big priority for us off the pitch and I’m absolutely delighted Joelinton has committed his future to the club.

“Joey is an exceptional player and person, and the love he has for the club is reciprocated by all of us here. He brings unique qualities to the group and undoubtedly makes us stronger.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved behind the scenes for bringing this to a swift and positive conclusion. We are all excited to see Joelinton in a Newcastle shirt for many years to come.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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