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Newcastle signing explains how PlayStation helped him choose Rafael Benitez’s side

Joselu had been playing as Newcastle on the PlayStation prior to his £5million move from Stoke

Normally, when you don’t know something, you turn to Wikipedia.

Need to find out the capital of Djibouti? Turn to Wikipedia. Need to find the weight of a blue whale? Turn to Wikipedia. Need to… you get the idea.

But Spanish striker Joselu had a different way of preparing for his £5million move from Stoke to Newcastle.

Just look as natural as you can mate

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Just look as natural as you can mate

The 27-year-old explained how computer games helped him gather knowledge about the club before linking up with Rafael Benitez’s side.

He told the Sunderland Echo: “I’ve learned a lot about this club as it has a big history in the Premier League.

“I’ve played on the Playstation with the club and I’m very excited to be here.”

There’s no point playing with Real Madrid when you can play with Newcastle on FIFA 17

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There’s no point playing with Real Madrid when you can play with Newcastle on FIFA 17

There’s no need to read up on the legacy of Sir Bobby Robson or watch the goals of Alan Shearer when you can play as Dwight Gayle and Jonjo Shelvey on the PlayStation.

Joselu, who counts Celta Vigo, Real Madrid, Hoffenheim, Frankfurt, Hannover and Deportivo la Coruna among his former clubs, struggled for games and goals at Stoke.

The former Spain Under-21 international scored four times in 22 league appearances during the 2015/16 season before Mark Hughes loaned him out to Deportivo.

It’s fair to say Joselu probably won’t go down as a Stoke legend

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It’s fair to say Joselu probably won’t go down as a Stoke legend

A similar record in last season’s La Liga hasn’t put Benitez off bringing the striker to St James’ Park.

We’re sure Joselu will now be banging in the goals at Newcastle in the virtual world.

Let’s see if he can do the same IRL.

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