Joelinton’s contract on Tyneside expires in 2025 and Newcastle are keen to tie the No. 7 down to a new, long-term deal. However, his wage demands have proved a significant sticking point in talks as he is said to be demanding more than the higher powers at St James’ Park are willing to offer.
Thus, with Newcastle already looking to offload players to raise funds for Financial Fair Play purposes, a sale in the summer transfer window is firmly on the cards.
The Magpies will be keen to ensure that Joelinton does not run his contract down at the club and therefore leave as a free agent further down the line, meaning an exit is likely to be facilitated if negotiations continue to show no signs of progressing.