Newcastle United revealed on Wednesday morning that they had completed the signing of Spanish forward Joselu on a three-year contract from fellow Premier League side Stoke City.
Joselu joined Stoke from Hannover in the summer of 2015, and scored four times in 27 appearances for the Potters before spending last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna.
The 27-year-old, who will wear the number 21 shirt for his new team, arrived on Tyneside on Monday to complete a medical, and has now joined Rafael Benitez’s side ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with fellow newly-promoted outfit Huddersfield Town.
Newcastle looked short in the final third during last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, and Benitez has now boosted his options ahead of the trip to Huddersfield.
It would be fair to say that Joselu is not the star-studded signing that many Newcastle supporters were hoping for this stage of the transfer window, but the club’s fanbase are largely positive about the striker’s chances of making an impact.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 16, 2017
Give 100% and you will be loved. That's all we ask. A few goals would be nice as well though
— Stewart Tarbit (@Tarbinator) August 16, 2017
People were the same at the Clark and Daryl Murphy signings. Players should be given a chance before being written off
— Richard Hodges (@richowenhodges) August 16, 2017
He will bang some goals in without a doubt
— . (@GunmanGianelli) August 16, 2017
Welcome to the Toon Joselu ⚫️⚪️
— Rich Miller ⚫️⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) August 16, 2017
Good luck lad ✊✊✊
— JB (@BigJB147) August 16, 2017
Welcome Joselu ?
— Katie (@89Grant) August 16, 2017
— CallumGeere (@CallumGeere) August 16, 2017
Congrats and welcome!
— Ms. L H? (@exspygirl) August 16, 2017
Good signing. He played in the Premier league and knows what to expect. Everyone says he's been a flop. Under Benitez I don't think so.
— Steve Hoshea (@hoshea9) August 16, 2017
Welcome. Play your heart out and the fans will love you!
— KDLToon (@Toon_KDL) August 16, 2017