Fresh clip provides Newcastle United injury update as star faces four months out

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Joelinton has been filmed back in the gym post-surgery.

Joelinton's girlfriend has posted a fresh clip of the Newcastle United midfielder in the gym as he recovers from thigh surgery.

The Brazilian picked up an injury during the FA Cup 3-0 victory over Tyne-Wear rivals Sunderland. It was initially believed the footballer would be sidelined for a minimum six weeks before the extent of the injury was made public.

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After undergoing surgery in January, the 27-year-old faced four months out and is in a race to play again this season. And now Joelinton's long-term partner, Thays Gondim, has provided an update for United fans, sharing a clip of the midfielder in the gym working building back his strength.

Posting to her Instagram story, the Brazilian shared a video of the couple in the gym.

With rehab underway, Joelinton could be working his way to full fitness before United's final match of the season against Brentford on 19th May.

However, there is still some uncertainty surrounding the footballer.

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Eddie Howe had previously admitted there is a "is a possibility" Joelinton could be sold this summer due to ongoing contract talks. But it is believed United co-owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi are closing in on a deal with the Brazilian that will keep him at the club for years to come. Howe confirmed talks are ongoing and reiterated his desire to see Joelinton remain on Tyneside long-term last week.

He said: “We’re still trying from the club’s side. We’re desperate to keep him, we know his qualities and what he brings, but I don’t think there has been a major update or any major change to the situation."

The 46-year-old added: "I don’t know if we’re looking to make a statement, we’re just looking to try and keep a very good player at the football club for everyone’s benefit. "He always plays with a massive heart, commitment so we’d love to keep him long-term. I feel I have a very good relationship with him, I feel we’ve built up a trust between. Personally, I’d love to see that."

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