'Madness!': Newcastle United fans react to Mike Ashley's surprise spend on Joelinton

Mike Ashley has surprisingly sanctioned a club-record signing at Newcastle United – and fans have been quick to react.
Newcastle United fans have reacted to the signing of JoelintonNewcastle United fans have reacted to the signing of Joelinton
Newcastle United fans have reacted to the signing of Joelinton

Joelinton becomes the club’s first summer signing, after Ashley agreed to a deal which is reportedly in the region of £35million – and could still rise.

And fans have reacted to the capture, which is the first of Steve Bruce’s reign as head coach, on social media.

Here’s what they said:

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@TomBenbow said: “Pointless. Like handing the keys of an F1 car to someone who can't drive.”

@Steve_Killian2 added: “All well and good but I won't be blinded by one signing. Remember...We've essentially lost 3 strikers, 2 left backs, a midfielder and talk of another 2 on the way out. We've not yet 'moved forward' as steve bruce would like to say. We've not even stood still.”

@RoyalJoelinton tweeted: “Don’t stop now with signings. Get Saint Maximin, a LW, a LB and a RB sorted. Then you can relax lads”

@MatthewBye13 posted: “40 million for a guy who scored 7 goals last season? Madness!”

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@RossFellows2 argued: “Gonna get grief but love how people are writing this lad off and the club for that matter, back the team this lad will be good 40mil is 2014's 15mil”

@will10Inman commented: “Nice to see a 6 year contract, 3 years (as stated he requested) would be a clear indication he has no interest in a long term future at the club.”

@WOTGM18 added: “Brilliant. Now get Carroll/Welbeck, a CM challenger, a LWB and then we're set. Get rid of Murphy, Saivet, Lazaar, Aarons.”