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“Mourinho could do worse”- Tottenham told to sign Joelinton after impressive display for Newcastle

Joelinton of Newcastle United looks dejected during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James' Park on April 4, 2021 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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Jose Mourinho ‘could do worse’ than sign Newcastle United striker Joelinton for Tottenham Hotspur, according to NBC pundit Robbie Earle. The pundit left impressed by the Brazilian’s performance in Newcastle’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

The 24-year-old was key in securing a vital point for the Magpies at St James’ Park, scoring the first goal and helping create the second. Joelinton has come in for his fair share of criticism since his club-record £40 million arrivals.

Former Wimbledon and Jamaica midfielder, Earle, selected Joelinton as his ‘underappreciated player of the week’.

My underappreciated player of the week is Joelinton,” Earle said on NBC Sports’ Two Robbies podcast. “Ridiculed since his move, not really been a prolific goalscorer, but in difficult times he has played in positions that aren’t his best but I look around the division and I don’t see players playing for the team with the same effort.

“He came up with important goals against Spurs and made a nuisance of himself. There needs to be a little bit of a hat tip to Steve Bruce and the group as well because the narrative had been written that if Newcastle lost against Spurs and Fulham beat Aston Villa to move out of the bottom three and Newcastle would drop in, that would be it.

“It’s easy as a player to get caught up in that but they played with spirit, a bit of drive, so let’s give a bit of love to Joelinton and Steve Bruce. You know what, Jose Mourinho could do worse than buying Joelinton for his Tottenham team. It was a big momentum weekend for Newcastle.”

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