A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to Twitter to rave over Brazilian attacker Joelinton’s performance in the Toon’s latest Premier League clash versus West Bromwich Albion.
Joelinton joined the North East club from Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim for £39.6m in the summer of 2019 but didn’t enjoy a very positive start to life at St. James’ Park, as he managed to provide just eight goal contributions in his 44 competitive appearances for the Toon last season, just four of which came in his 38 Premier League appearances last term.
He also didn’t get off to a prolific start this season but after scoring and assisting in his last top-flight appearance prior to today’s clash with West Brom – the Toon’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on 27th November – he managed to provide the assist for Miguel Almiron’s early goal in today’s top-flight fixture, leading to some Toon supporters praising him on Twitter.
So, what have these Newcastle United fans been saying about Joelinton’s performance versus West Brom?
Joelinton is a link-up play genius. #NUFC
— Josh (@NotSoLocalHero) December 12, 2020
— BRUCE OUT (@G3ORDI3CAL) December 12, 2020
Some Toon supporters waxed lyrical over the 24-year-old’s playmaking quality, while some other Newcastle fans shared that they believe the £18m-rated man has become noticeably more confident of late.
What a pass from Joelinton
— Mark Byrne (@gallowgate13) December 12, 2020
Joelinton > Harry Kane
— Tom Johnston (@TJ01434) December 12, 2020
Joelinton is world class https://t.co/YvpkzS8XiY
— James Burns (@JamesBurns1021) December 12, 2020
Are you a fan of Joelinton?
Looks a different player Joelinton certainly playing with a lot more confidence.
— Liam McEvoy (@LiamMcEvoy10) December 12, 2020
Joelinton playing with confidence love to see it ?? pic.twitter.com/GvHYwBTMsQ
— Newcastle United Times (@Newcastle_Times) December 12, 2020
So, it’s clear from these tweets that Joelinton seems to be winning over fans of the North East club.