Newcastle have announced that 26-year-old Japanese international forward Yoshinori Muto has completed his move to the club after he was granted a Governing Body Endorsement (also known as a work permit).
That’s the announcement Newcastle have just made on their website and the 25 times-capped Japanese International becomes the 5th signing of this summer and Rafa wants four more players brought in during the last week of the transfer window.
26-year-old Japanese international forward Yoshinori Muto signed by Newcastle
This is what Muto has said after signing for the club:
“I am very happy to be a player for Newcastle United. I am really looking forward to playing in front of the fans.
“As the first Japanese Newcastle United player, I am honoured to be a player for such a big club.”
“I hope to achieve good results – that is what I am here to do.”
“I would like to perform well and leave my name in Newcastle’s history.”
Good words there from Muto – we hope he has a big impact at Newcastle too.
Manager Rafa Benítez added:
“I am really pleased to have Yoshinori Muto with us.” “We were following him for quite a while.”
“Hopefully he can bring us his energy and work-rate and help the team to improve and be better for the new season.”
It’s good to get the 26-year-old through the door.
And it now leaves the way clear for owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Lee Charnley to do their jobs and get at least four new players in before next Thursday at 5:00 pm when this transfer window slams shut.
That’s the very least they can do for the manager Rafa Benitez.