Joselu just can’t stop scoring – Another two goals and man of the match as 18 minutes sub
Joselu wasn’t the greatest of players but he always gave his all for Newcastle United when called upon.
The German-born Spanish striker scoring six Premier League goals in two seasons for NUFC in 46 appearances.
When allocated a budget of only £5m to buy a striker for the Premier League in summer 2017 after promotion, Rafa Benitez had no choice but to shop for a bargain, buying Joselu for £5m from Stoke reserves.
Only three months into the season with Alaves, Joselu has already equalled his entire goal tally for Newcastle, having now scored six La Liga goals in only 11 starts and two sub appearances.
Sunday afternoon saw the former Newcastle man come on in the 73rd minute and score two goals in the 85th and 91st minutes to give Alaves a 2-0 away win in their local derby at Florian Lejeune’s former club Eibar.
The six Joselu goals have come in five matches, four wins and a draw, helping to directly win 13 of their 18 points.
Today’s win puts them in 13th but only three points behind 7th and five points off 5th.
Joselu has scored with six of his 13 shots on target.
As you can see, the WhoScored ratings have him man of the match with a rating of 8.5 despite only 18 minutes on the pitch, whilst watch (click ‘Watch on YouTube’ below after clicking play) his two cool right foot finishes by going to 0.53.
When Joselu left – Newcastle United official statement:
‘Joselu has completed a permanent move to La Liga side Deportivo Alavés.
The 29-year-old forward has joined the Spanish side for an undisclosed fee, bringing his two-year stay at St. James’ Park to an end.
Joselu signed for the Magpies from Stoke City in August 2017, and went on to score in his home league debut for the club – a 3-0 win over West Ham United later that month.
In total, the former Real Madrid forward – who had spells with Celta Vigo, Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hannover and Deportivo La Coruña before arriving on Tyneside from the Potters – made 52 appearances for United, scoring seven times in all competitions.
The club wishes Joselu well for the future.’
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