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Newcastle sign Joelinton from Hoffenheim in club record deal

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Newcastle sign Joelinton from Hoffenheim in club record deal
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group F - Manchester City v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - December 12, 2018 Hoffenheim's Joelinton during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Andrew Yates   -   Copyright  Andrew Yates(Reuters)
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LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United have signed Brazilian forward Joelinton from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in a record six-year deal for the Premier League club, they said on Tuesday.

No financial details were disclosed but British media reports put the fee in the region of 40 million pounds ($49.76 million).

The 22-year-old is Newcastle’s first signing of the transfer window and also the first under new manager Steve Bruce, who replaced the departed Rafa Benitez this month.

Spaniard Benitez left when his contract expired at the end of June, saying those at the top of the club did not share his vision.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris)

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