Report: Newcastle United could sell Joselu for a profit

Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez smiles during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Huddersfield,...

Joselu has been very disappointing since he arrived at Newcastle United from Premier League rivals Stoke City in the summer of 2017.

Joselu of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United could sell misfiring striker Joselu before the end of the January transfer window, according to The Chronicle.

A £5 million signing from Stoke City in the summer of 2017, the much-maligned Spaniard has become something of a symbol of the club’s decline under Mike Ashley.

 

After all, Joselu has scored just six Premier League goals in front of a fan base who have previously enjoyed the considerable talents of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand and even Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert.

And, according to The Chronicle, the former Hannover forward could be sold this week – though only if Rafa Benitez can bring in a replacement. With no signings yet since January began, that may be easier said than done.

Newcastle United's Spanish striker Mato Joselu (R) contests header with Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho during the English Premier League football match between...

It is understood that Joselu has a suitor in China, who would surely be willing to offer him a substantial pay rise, while an unnamed club in Europe are also interested in the one-time Deportivo la Coruna loanee.

The report adds that Newcastle could even make a profit on Joselu; and many fans would bite your hand off for more than £5 million for a striker who has become something of a running joke on Tyneside.

Newcastle player Joselu reacts after missing a penalty during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

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