Ian Wright has criticised Newcastle United striker Joelinton, insisting the Brazilian is not delivering amid the club’s attacking struggles.
The Magpies were beaten by the Premier League’s bottom side Sheffield United 1-0 last night, and many fans have now fully lost patience with manager Steve Bruce.
He set up with five at the back last night which for some was inexcusable against the Blades, who have struggled all season.
It was a terrible performance by the Magpies, and tensions have been higher than usual on social media today.
There is a big focus on what is happening at St. James’ Park at the moment as the club slips closer to the relegation zone.
Newcastle’s attack is, quite rightly, coming under particular fire, and Gunners legend Wright has waded in on the situation.
The 57-year-old BBC Sport pundit said on the Wrighty’s House podcast: “But you look at Joelinton and, honestly! We were talking about him and Pepe, that’s £110 million.
“When you’re talking about output that’s a lot of money on those two players who, with all due respect, are not delivering.”
Joelinton in last chance saloon?
He didn’t get on against Sheffield United, and one gets the feeling that Joelinton’s time is running out.
He cost a reported £40 million (BBC Sport) and has scored just seven goals in 65 appearances for the club which is an awful return.
He has been given ample opportunities to prove himself, but the club should seriously thinking about trying to offload in the summer if things don’t turn around in the second half of the season.