Micky Quinn joined the Everything is Black and White podcast and discussed Newcastle’s striker, Joelinton, coming to an interesting and rather harsh conclusion.
Joelinton has been Newcastle’s biggest and most expensive transfer in the history of the club yet he’s not proved his worth amid a goalscoring problem for the team given they’ve bagged the joint-lowest in the Premier League (24), after coming into replace Salamon Rondon over the course of the summer.
As a result of his performances thus far, club legend Quinn said that there is no way on this planet that he’ll hit the number of goals an average striker should hit throughout a season.
Here’s what he said for the Everything is Black and White podcast (26/2/2020): “There’s no way on this planet he would be getting 15 to 20 league goals, like a good goalscorer should and, by a good goalscorer, that’s average for a good goalscorer – 15 to 20 premier league goals when we’re going into March.”
And looking at his stats for the ongoing 2019/20 campaign, it’s difficult not to agree with Quinn on his damning verdict on the 23-year-old centre-forward. Alarmingly, Joelinton has so far only netted three goals and assisted further three in a total of 31 games across all competitions for Newcastle and that return is simply not good enough. Furthermore, his average of 1.5 shots taken per game (via WhoScored) is the lowest in his recorded career, suggesting his overall impact in the game isn’t making up for his lack of goals.
Newcastle fans, what is your opinion on Joelinton? Are you happy with what he’s showing so far or do you expect more? Let us know in the comments below!
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