Newcastle announced the signing of Yoshinori Muto today and although we knew he was coming and just needed a work permit – it has helped to lift the mood a little among Newcastle supporters.
That follows last night when Rafa seems to be down about the transfer market, and he’s not getting much help from the owner and yes – that could turn out to be disastrous.
But on the positive side of things – we have now signed what are five good players – Martin Dubravka (£4M), Kenedy (loan), Ki Sung-yueng (free agent), Fabian Schar (£3M) and now Yoshinori Muto (£9M) for a total outlay of about £16M.
They look good players so maybe things are not as bad as they look right now – as long as we can get four or five more players in during the last week of this transfer window.
The reaction of getting Yoshinori Muto is generally a positive one from the fans.
He is the first Japanese player ever to join the club and we now have two Asians in the first team squad, including the very experienced Ki Sung-yueng.
We want to welcome Motu to the club – very glad he’s here.
Rafa Benitez welcomes Yoshinori Muto in his office
Here are some tweets from the fans on Muto’s arrival.
As expected, Yoshinori Muto granted a work permit and completes his £9.5 million move to #NUFC from Mainz. Just the 4-5 more signings now needed between now and the transfer deadline next week.
— Andy Sixsmith (@SixsmithTV) August 2, 2018
Muto might have the energy & the workrate that Benitez is looking for but i wonder if he has the quality, his record is average so we’ll see soon #NUFC
— nEwCaStLe fOr LiFe (@77_SH_ER) August 2, 2018
Want to be more excited about Muto, but #nufc have got me so disheartened at the moment. Good luck though, lad.
— Kind of a big deal (@grahamcrosby) August 2, 2018
If Muto is the Mitrovic replacement, I don’t know who’s the better player but I’d rather have the lad who’s gonna play and not just warm the bench/rot in the reserves #nufc
— Laurence Taylor ???????????? (@laurence_1999) August 2, 2018
This Newcastle fan is so cute.
— The Mags (@TheNUFCMags) August 2, 2018
Newcastle United’s signings this summer:
?? Martin Dúbravka – 11 caps for Slovakia
?? Kenedy – 22 caps for Brazil youth
?? Ki Sung-yueng – 104 caps for South Korea
?? Fabian Schär – 42 caps for Switzerland
?? Yoshinori Muto – 25 caps for Japan
— bet365 (@bet365) August 2, 2018
Despite the absolute state of the club at the moment, I’m very excited to see Muto in action. I have a good feeling about him. #NUFC
— Zak Stephenson (@ZakStephenson24) August 2, 2018
I glimmer of light for a short while. Muto arrives, genuinely interested in seeing what he can do in this team. Sadly, he won’t be available for Augsburg though. So not expecting big things at the early stage of the season as he misses pre-season games. #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 2, 2018
— Johnny G ?? (@magpie018) August 2, 2018
Now we officially have Muto. Please don’t boo him out of the club if he doesn’t immediately set the league alight #nufc
— Shaneo (@Toonman8589) August 2, 2018
— yohan kebab (@yohankebabs) August 2, 2018