There are mixed reviews from Newcastle fans on the signing of 25 times capped Japanese International Yoshinori Muto.
The deal will be made official once he gets a work pass next week – terms have been agreed, a transfer price of £9.5M has been agreed and he’s passed his medical.
He’s certainly not a big name although he had a decent three years in the Bundesliga with Mainz, which is not unlike the Premier League.
But he’s not the prolific goalscorer we want to see signed this summer.
However under Rafa’s guidance, this lad could become a very good player and he certainly has the skills, the speed and the will to be a big success on Tyneside.
Japanese International Yoshinori Muto
We are hoping that Rafa is able to keep Dwight Gayle for next season because we have an inkling Dwight could start to score some goals for us in the Premier League.
We don’t like the idea of a swap between Gayle and Rondon.
Here are some of the tweets about our new 26-year-old striker.
CONFIRMED: Newcastle have reached an agreement to sign forward Yoshinori Muto from Mainz for a reported fee of £9.5m. #nufc
— FL92 Sources (@FL92Sources) July 28, 2018
I hope I eat my words but …. Muto has scored 20 goals in the bundesliga since 2015… Not great. Plus hes not even a starting 11 for Japan.
I hope he smashes it for #NUFC but I will not get my hopes up
— Daniel-craig Wells (@wellsie1008) July 28, 2018
Rondon is far from shit,my only issue with him is if he will score enough goals! Still feel even after muto and Rondon we would still need a goalscorer,a poacher! #NUFC
— Alyn Bateman (@b8man84) July 28, 2018
I know the idea of us breaking our pitiful transfer record under Ashley is slim but I’d love to see us go for Aboubakar or Marega, especially with the chance to see them play us tonight. Either of them w/ Muto could be a winning combo #NUFC #NewcastleUnited #ToonArmy #FCPorto
— Anthony Rhodes (@AnthonyRhodes9) July 28, 2018
So the big bonus is we’ve signed a striker in Muto! Still don’t know why we’re interested in Rondon, but wouldn’t hurt to have another option up front. #NUFC
— Samuel Douglas ?? (@slduk88) July 28, 2018
Can see myself getting carried away with watching Muto at #NUFC ??
— Kieren Laverick (@KEZ_7) July 28, 2018
M?i?t?r?o?’?s? Muto’s on fire! ?
Your defence is terrified! ?#nufc
— ?????? (@hoylez87) July 28, 2018
Here’s Muto’s 17/18 stats…
What was most interesting in reviewing his stats was the number of games where Mainz had a bucket load of chances but Muto failed to register a single shot (on or off target).
More ‘Perez’ than, erm….oh!
— NUFC.org (@NUFC_org) July 27, 2018
Mainz 05 striker Yoshinori Muto to Newcastle United
— SBOBET (@SBOBET) July 27, 2018
Let’s try to stay positive – as hard as it is with Ashley as the owner.
Already seen some ‘supporters’ writing off Muto, slating Rondon before he’s even anywhere near signing & claiming Schar’s a no good cos he’s only cost £3m
Every club has them, but some #NUFC fans really are embarrassing.
Pessimistic. Pathetic. Pointless.
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) July 27, 2018