Date: 24th July 2019 at 4:00pm
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Alan Shearer has delivered a message to Newcastle record signing .

The Brazilian was unveiled as a Toon player on Tuesday, as reported by the BBC, becoming the first signing of the era.

And legend Shearer has wasted little time in wishing the 22-year-old well via his personal Instagram.

As quoted in the Chronicle (13.09), he said: “Welcome and good luck in the Black and White shirt”.

OPINION

As far as blessings go, they don’t get more prestigious on Tyneside than one from Alan Shearer.  legend is the quintessential Geordie number nine, and although his message is short and sweet, it is also an important rite of passage for any player hoping to follow in his footsteps. Joelinton’s signing is a clear message of intent from Newcastle. Whether it is a sign of things to come, or a means of placating a frustrated fanbase, bringing in the Brazilian shows that mean business in what little time remains in the summer . His addition shouldn’t be enough to quieten  entirely, but at the very least it means that United have a goalscorer going into the new season. As for the player himself, his average of two shots on goal per game last term in , as well as 1.5 key passes [Whoscored], show he is a danger man, and one capable of lighting up James’ Park.