Newcastle United striker Joelinton has one goal in the Premier League so far, but now supporters have outlined what he needs to do next.
The Brazilian hitman signed from Hoffenheim in the summer for £40m, breaking the Magpies’ transfer record in the process.
Joelinton has mildly impressed so far this season, playing a key role in hard-fought wins against the likes of Spurs, providing exemplary hold-up play as well as a goalscoring threat.
Before putting pen to paper for the Magpies, the 23-year-old scored seven goals and racked up five assists in 28 Bundesliga appearances for Hoffenheim – marking himself out as the classic target man Newcastle needed to acquire for their survival hopes.
However, moving to the Premier League means making the step up and finding form quickly – and after Steve Bruce urged the striker to improve his goalscoring tally, Newcastle supporters offered their advice on how to get the best out of their record signing:
And what bruce needs to do is create a tactic which actually creates chances for him
— shaun saunders (@sms5441) October 24, 2019
Give one of Almiron/ASM some rest on the bench, play Joelinton wide in a 3 FWD formation w a back 3 or back 5 and put Carroll or Gayle thru the center. Or keep Joe up front with Almiron as CAM probably a 4231
— Sad Chargers Fan (@eli_vgkbolts00) October 24, 2019
— Gary Battisson (@Gazzibiuk) October 24, 2019
Play in a team that creates chances , maybe 🤷♂️
— battlehillsubway (@battlehillsubw1) October 24, 2019
Score 20 goals… 👍🏻👍🏻
— pol1971🏴🏴nufc (@Polyflanders191) October 24, 2019
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The team needs to pass the ball around or he cant do anything
— 🅰️iden O’K 🉐️ (@A1dypercent) October 24, 2019