Benitez welcomes Joselu’s arrival to Newcastle
Newcastle United have completed a transfer deal with Joselu who previously played alongside Stoke City.
The 27-year-old Spanish national team player has signed a three-year contract to close a move at an undisclosed fee, but there are predictions that say the figure is in the 5 million pounds range.
Joselu said: “I am very happy to have signed a contract with a very big club, I am very happy to be part of this club and very excited.”
“I can not wait to get to know the team mates, the city, the training ground, the stadium and all its supporters.”
Coach Rafa Benitez claimed to have long admired the Spanish striker.
Benítez said: “We have known Joselu since his days at the Real Madrid academy and we know that he has the potential to do well with our spirits.”
“Obviously he has the experience of English football and that is another thing we consider. We think if we can take full advantage of his full potential, he will be an important and beneficial person to us. ”
“He knows and accepted the challenge we gave him at Newcastle United and he wants to come and fight for the team.”