Newcastle United

Joelinton calls on Neymar to sign for Newcastle

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
This would be some transfer
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Newcastle United forward Joelinton has made an ambitious plea for Neymar to sign for the Magpies this summer.

Newcastle have already had a busy summer, swooping to sign Matt Targett, Sven Botman and Nick Pope to follow up an active January window.

There is little indication that the Magpies are done spending yet either, with Joelinton urging the club to make an audacious approach for Neymar.

"We can get him a spot, sure! In any team in the world. If he comes it will be..." he told Cast FC in a recent interview.

"I can't explain it, the man is an idol, is huge in world soccer. So, the invitation is done. Ney, if you are listening to this this, you can come. I'll run for you all the time."

"If we have the chance I hope the coach will call him. The number 10 shirt is there waiting for him. I'll send a message to Bruno [Guimaraes]. Bruno has his contact, he can send a message inviting Ney to play there."

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Last month Neymar insisted that he had no intention of leaving PSG, but this has not stopped rumours swirling about his long-term future.

International teammate Thiago Silva has also encouraged him to sign for Chelsea, while Nasser Al-Khelaifi alluded to the club's 'bling-bling' stars potentially being sold.