May 19, 2024

Joelinton has previously addressed his Newcastle United future as he prepares to sign a new contract.
After months of uncertainty, Joelinton appears to be set to extend his tenure at Newcastle United.

In January, Magpies head coach Eddie Howe stated that Joelinton could be sold this summer if a new contract is not reached. His six-year deal, agreed when he joined from Hoffenheim in 2019 for a then-club record £40 million, is set to expire in 2025.

Although slow at first, negotiations between Newcastle’s hierarchy and Joelinton are thought to have proceeded smoothly in recent weeks. And, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, United have verbally agreed to a new four-year contract with the 27-year-old.

Some believed Joelinton might depart, but when asked about his future plans in December, the midfielder made it obvious.

“Yes, of course I want to stay,” Joelinton told the Times. “I feel at home here. My family feels at home, and my youngster has made friends here. I adore the city. There have been talks. There is nothing close yet, but there has been talk, which is a good start.”

Newcastle also expressed their desire to retain Joelinton through Howe.

“That’s always been in my mind as an absolute priority to try and get him to stay at the club long-term,” Howe said at the time. “I think that’s very essential.

 

Fabrizio Romano on X: "⚫️⚪️🇧🇷 Negotiations between Joelinton and  Newcastle over new deal are progressing well to the final stages. The  agreement is close, as @LukeEdwardsTele has reported — now considered matter

 

“We are still trying from the club’s perspective. We’re desperate to keep him; we know his qualities and what he contributes, but I don’t believe there has been any substantial update or change in the situation.

“I’m not sure whether we’re making a statement; we’re just trying to maintain a very excellent player at the football club for everyone’s benefit.

“He always plays with a big heart and devotion, so we’d like to keep him long-term. I believe I have a really excellent relationship with him, and that we have created trust between ourselves. Personally, I’d love to see it.

Joelinton has been out injured since January due to thigh surgery, but he hopes to return before the end of the season as Newcastle competes for European qualification slots.

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