Replying to an update from Lee Ryder in the Chronicle surrounding ex-Newcastle United striker Joselu, some Magpies supporters have lauded their former hitman over current forward Joelinton – with the 29-year-old currently enjoying life in La Liga.
The Spaniard left Tyneside in July 2019 shortly after former manager Rafael Benitez’s departure from the club, joining Deportivo Alaves for a small fee of £2.5 million. Since then, Joselu has gone on to rack up nine goals and one assist over 18 league starts for the club – all the while garnering 2.3 shots per game, as per WhoScored.com.
By comparison, current Magpies forward Joelinton has only managed 1.5 efforts on goal whilst scoring just once in the Premier League all season – with Joselu’s value for money looking vastly superior at this moment in time. Despite only notching six league goals over 46 appearances while plying his trade in the North East, Joselu’s form for Alaves has caught the eye of Newcastle fans who are crying out for a prolific goalscorer.
Find all of their best comments from Twitter down below.
Aye hounded out only cost 5 million and put in better performances than joelinton. Rather have him playing tonight at least he gave his all in the shirt 👌 #nufc
— PAUL (@nufcneverdies) February 4, 2020
Better than we currently have at nufc
— Delboy E ⬛⬜⬛⬜ (@dedwards1892) February 4, 2020
I’m pleased for him… he came across as a top bloke 👌
— nick (@nicholasnufc1) February 4, 2020
If he was still at Newcastle he’d be playing in defense along with the rest of the team – Bruce stating tht these players can’t be converted back t doing anything else post Benitez; Bruce “outriders” such as @LukeEdwardsTele making pathetic comparisons to times under Bobby Robson
— paco godia (@PacoGodia) February 4, 2020
Seems they are playing to his strengths. I’m sure Joelinton will do the same when he gets away from us.
— Jasper (@BorderJasper) February 4, 2020
Actually true 😆
— Ryan Marcum (@real_ryanmarcum) February 4, 2020
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