Striker Hits Top Spot ... In Wages

Last updated : 14 August 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle United have reportedly made Joelinton their highest paid player - smashing through previous top-earner Jonjo Shevley's wage packet.

Shelvey, signed from Swansea City in January 2016, is understood to be on £80,000, putting him top of the tree in the United squad.

But, according to the Times, United have tied the Brazilian frontman down to a more lucrative, six-year deal.

The report states: "Shelvey is thought to have since been overtaken by Joelinton after the striker’s £40 million move from Hoffenheim last month."