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Ashley wants Joelinton this week

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 wants to wrap up a deal for this week, according  to the Daily Mail. 

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to United, and it is understood that the controversial owner is willing to release £36 million in funds in an attempt to get the deal over the line.

The 22-year-old hit 11 goals in all competitions for last term, including one in the Champions League, and it is believed that Ashley is keen to avoid more protracted negotiations.

OPINION

Ordinarily, you would be tempted to praise for this, but honestly, after everything he has overseen this summer on Tyneside, this feels like just about the last thing he can do. The  need players, and in particular, they need players who can score goals. looks like he could be the man to do that. 11 for  last season was decent enough, but 1.5 key passes and 1.7 successful dribbles he also registered per match show a really exciting creative prospect [Whoscored]. Make no mistake, the Brazilian isn’t quite the finished article, but at the age of 22, he is far ahead of many of his peers in terms of his development. This would be a brilliant capture for  Army, but as with anything -related, don’t count your chickens before they hatch. There is still time for Mike Ashley to pull off some kind of tremendous let down.

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