Yoshinori Muto Almost Our 5th Player Signed This Summer

There was more good news when Newcastle United announced they will sign Yoshinori Muto
once he gets his work permit to play in England.

An agreement has been reached on terms with the player and a fee of £9.5M has been agreed with his German club, Mainz.

And he has passed his medical at the club.

So Muto will become the first striker signed this summer and the fifth player we have acquired – and the most expensive but still under £10M.

Hopefully, Rafa will be a bit more confident with getting his man.

Yoshinori Muto – ready to sign when he gets his work permit

Newcastle announced the deal on their website:

Newcastle United can confirm that Japan international forward Yoshinori Muto has been on Tyneside today ahead of a proposed move to the club.

An agreement has been formalised between the Magpies and Muto’s current club, FSV Mainz 05, and the player has undergone a medical and agreed personal terms.

The transfer is now subject to the player being issued with a Governing Body Endorsement which will be determined at a hearing to take place later next week.

Notice there are no comments from the player or the manager until the deal is finalized when the 26-year-old getting a work permit.

It’s good that Newcastle announced this now rather than having fans wait until later next week for the complete confirmation.

We’ll also get the photos and interviews once the deal is complete.

Good news.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #1

    mike ashley can be blamed for many thing but the need for food banks is not one of them

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #2


    I agree with your starting 11 but, especially with the news in this article, I am not sure if Muto will be ready to start.

  • geordiemark

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #3


    am not to sure on that score to tell the truth, his work force at shite direct all on zero hour contracts heads them in the direction of the food banks if they haven’t worked enough hours of the day, the government is to blame but we can add the major industries and there owners as well the way I see it

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #4

    I blame Mike Ashley for my washing machine breaking.

  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #5


    So the club supports the local food banks and you laud it for doing so?
    It’s the very least it should do.
    Ha ha ha

    You’re a real piece of work Lesh

    As often happens with a Wichtigtuer
    you are starting to give good comedic value.
    Keep up the good work

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Pretentious? Moi?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m not sure whether people believe their own arguments or just clutching at straws hoping that all is well in the camp. We’re hearing arguments like money spent doesn’t guarantee success and that these “bargains” are allowing money to be spent on a proper striker. We heard all these arguments in 2012 when the biggest defence was at least we haven’t sold anyone, while conveniently ignoring the fact that Tiote and Cabaye wouldn’t be out the door fast enough if a decent bid came in, hence the utterly pointless signing of Anita. Now people are again putting their heads in the sand and forgetting that Rafa has basically told us the club didn’t act fast enough to get his original targets. If all this was a well thought out plan to allow Mikey to take out his money before a sale then it would be easier to stomach. As it stands we’re getting told sfa and are being led to believe that the shambles is being driven by Ashley in a futile attempt to make the “stubborn” Rafa Benitez sign a new deal.

  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #8

    second episode of the second series of Fawlty Towers.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #9

    I bet the well known philanthropist Mike Ashley came up with the food bank idea himself.

  • DaveD1000

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Can we try not to pi ss on and devalue the excellent work done by mainly volunteers in the Food Banks please?
    There are plenty other areas where vitriol can be spread.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #11

    Luke Shaw “You’re fat!”

  • the ledge

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #12

    if any fan thinks everything thing is Rosie because we signed a few players need there heads tested.
    Nothing has changed we are still scraping at the bottom of the barrel.
    Nothing will change until he goes and I hope his supporters go with him no club needs supporters like that sit on there hand supporters. Making excuses for the way he runs the club twats

  • Mr Funky

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #13

    I hope we are going for Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Joe Bryan.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #14

    the ledge,
    As I said, those that do come across as painting things rosy, I’m not even sure whether they believe their own arguments. I honestly can’t believe that jane can standby the claptrap she writes. Although a poster called Toon Darn Sarf once tried to convince us the no cups policy made sense.

  • the ledge

    Jul 28, 2018 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #15

    Jane just spouts bile to annoy other readers looking for a reaction like a child looking for attention.
    Other blog users defend Ashley think they are smart ,but facts prove everything and anybody trying to defend Ashley is not a true fan.

  • getoutofworeclub

    Jul 28, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Well said the ledge the fans need to step up and get the fat man out I fear only one thing this season and thats that we will go down the team ain’t good enough as most on here writing saying 2 or 3 more signings top 8 is laughable the signings we’ve signed apart from Kennedy r shit not good enough I still can’t believe Rafa is here

  • Geordie-john

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #17

    the ledge comment #15
    It’s the weekend Jane is Jib and vice versa LOL


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