By Craig Hope for MailOnline
Published: 13:52 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 14:32 BST, 9 September 2020
Steve Bruce has confirmed that club-record signing Joelinton will keep Newcastle’s iconic No.9 shirt - but new boy Callum Wilson looks set to kick off the season with the starting jersey.
Joelinton only returned to training last week after what we understand was a period in quarantine.
There were reports that the Brazilian - who scored just two league goals last season - would be stripped of his squad number in favour of Wilson, who arrived on Monday in a £20million deal from Bournemouth.
Callum Wilson has confirmed he will wear the No 13 shirt for Newcastle United
But Bruce said: ‘Joe is training now. He’s okay. He’ll remain with the No.9 shirt. I’ve spoken to Callum on that. He’ll wear 13.
‘The kid (Joelinton) still has a big future and I think he’ll be better for last year. The type of character he is,