Date: 22nd July 2019 at 7:00am
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Hoffenheim captain Kevin Vogt is seemingly already tipping Newcastle United transfer target Joelinton to move beyond the Magpies.

Steve Bruce’s side are hoping to wrap up a club record deal for the 22-year-old in the coming days, having watched him extensively last season.

However, Vogt believes St James’ Park won’t be the player’s final stop: “As long as he remains healthy, I’m convinced that this is not his last step,” he said, as per The Chronicle.

“I wish him well too, because he is a really great guy,” he finished.

OPINION

It certainly seems as if Joelinton to Newcastle is pretty much a done deal. Indeed, even the Hoffenheim captain is speaking openly about it. However, Vogt apparently believes that Joelinton won’t be on Tyneside for long. He’s already tipping him to make it to the very top, which simply isn’t Newcastle at the moment. However, he warns that he must stay healthy, which is always the main thing with young players like Joelinton. You wonder with moves like this whether the player himself sees St James’ Park merely as a stepping stone on to bigger and better things. You hope that’s not the case, but it could end up being a reality for both Joelinton and Miguel Almiron. We’ve seen it happen in the past with the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend leaving the club after only short spells in the north east. Hopefully that won’t end up being the case with Joelinton.