Joselu trains with his Newcastle team-mates in front of thousands of fans

New signing Joselu trained with his new Newcastle United team-mates today – in front of thousands of fans.

The striker yesterday joined the club from Stoke City in a £5million deal.

And Joselu – who has signed a three-year deal at the club – took part in an open training session at St James's Park.

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The 27-year-old scored a stunning volley from a Matt Ritchie cross late in the session.

Manager Rafa Benitez was without injured trio Paul Dummett, Florian Thauvin and DeAndre Yedlin as well as Chancel Mbemba, who is understood to have had a visa appointment.



An estimated 12,000 fans attended the open day.

United captain Jamaal Lascelles said: "It's massive. I can't thank them (the fans) enough, because as players it does mean a lot when you travel down to London, you have got a massive following and sell outs everywhere.

"It means the world the fans. I get disappointed when we can't perform on the pitch, because I feel like we're not giving them anything back.

"That's why I always try to give my all. They deserve everything."

Newcastle's open day

Newcastle's open day

Suspended Jonjo Shelvey trained, but Jack Colback, Grant Hanley and Massadio Haidara, all available for transfer, were not involved.

The Gazette reported last week that Colback would not be named in Benitez's 25-man Premier League squad.

United manager Benitez is preparing his team for Sunday's league game against Huddersfield Town at John Smith's Stadium.

Tim Krul, Achraf Lazaar and Emmanuel Riviere have not been given squad numbers by Benitez.

Jonjo Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey