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.