June 25, 2024

Newcastle United are still attempting to sign Joelinton to a new long-term contract at St James’ Park.
Newcastle United are ‘desperate’ to reach a new long-term agreement with Joelinton.

The Brazilian’s current contract, signed when he originally arrived from Hoffenheim in 2019, is set to expire next summer. And United’s manager, Eddie Howe, has previously stated that if a new contract cannot be reached, the club may move him this summer.

Newcastle co-owners Amanda Staveley, Mehrdad Ghodoussi, and CEO Darren Eales have taken over contract discussions after sporting director Dan Ashworth was placed on gardening leave last month.

Negotiations are reportedly going well, with Joelinton eager to extend his tenure at St James’ Park. However, the 27-year-old is seeking a new contract that would place him among the club’s greatest earners.

“We’re still trying from the club’s side,” head coach Eddie Howe stated of Joelinton’s contract issue. “We’re desperate to keep him, we know his qualities and what he brings but I don’t think there has been any major update or any major change to the situation.”

Joelinton is now sidelined till the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, but there is renewed hope that the 27-year-old will return in black and white. His recuperation from a thigh injury sustained in January is proceeding as planned.

While Howe is desperate to keep Joelinton at Newcastle, the player is desperate to return to the pitch.

 

Newcastle United nearing contract extension deal with Joelinton

“I haven’t seen much of him,” Howe said. “Of sure, he’s gone in and spent some time with him, but not much.

“He’s dealing with the injury well, but I can see Joe is angry since he’s not working with us and contributing to the squad. He’s eager to offer, has a generous disposition, and wants to be there for his teammates.

“I sense a bit of sadness in him but determination as well and I know he’s really pushing to come back as quickly as he can, but in a safe way.”

Joelinton has reinvented himself at Newcastle since Howe took over as head coach. The Brazilian has progressed from a misfiring attacker to a midfield dynamo, earning his first senior international call-ups in the process.

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