Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says they are starting to see the real Joelinton after the forward had a hand in two late goals in a win at Crystal Palace.
The Brazilian set up Callum Wilson for the first in the 88th minute and added his side’s second 99 seconds later.
It was his first Premier League goal of the season and a third in the top flight since joining Newcastle for a club record £40m in July last year.
“Sometimes you need time – it doesn’t matter about price tag,” said Bruce.
“In Joe’s case, the price tag and number nine shirt meant he struggled at times.
“But the kid wants to do well. He had a lot of opportunities tonight but we are starting to see him now with his strength.” (BBC)