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Newcastle Announce That Striker Has Completed Loan Move To Eibar

Newcastle United have announced that Yoshinori Muto has joined La Liga’s Eibar on loan for the rest of this season.

Muto is the second senior Magpie to move on loan this summer. Florian Lejeune joined Alaves last weekend. He had joined Newcastle from Eibar in 2017.

Muto just never hit the ground running when he joined from Mainz for £9.5m. He’s had a few injuries in his two seasons on Tyneside but last season had only 10 appearances with 4 starts.

Like Lejeune, the 28-year-old still has two years left on his contract. Both will hopefully now be able to get some much-needed game time to get their careers back on track.

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15 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    We could have actually done with playing him up front last night rather than Joelinton!

    I hope that we are seriously in for another striker with pace this window

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #2


    An interesting take on it Manquillo has been great at right back for a few seasons would prefer him not to be the left back backup

    Richie could have easily played left back last night considering what he did in the game anyway which was nothing apart from run about without tackling or doing anything on the ball

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Joelinton certainly isn’t crap.

    He has just turned twenty four and had played 2 years in the Brazilian top flight, 2 years in the Austrian Bundesliga, followed by two years in the German Bundesliga, amassing over 150 appearances, scoring a goal in every 5 of them, and providing assist in every 6, predominately playing as a wide attacker and occasionally a second striker, before coming to us just shy of his 23rd birthday.

    This is a player that Nagelsman valued for his work rate when the side had possession and when it didn’t, saying of him, “the bloke is an animal. He’s a machine. It’s hard to stop him.”

    Spurs looked at him for a long time, liked him, but decided they couldn’t afford him, before we took the plunge, you’d have to assume on Steve Nickson’s recommendation.

    You have to be a top notch, highly experienced technician to succeed as a lone striker in the EPL, particularly for a bottom half team that can’t get forward in support, and that was never going to be Joelinton.

    The most remarkable part of the transaction was that we believed it was a good idea to buy him to replace Rondon, when he was a much more natural replacement for Perez.

    The kid has lost his confidence, understandably, but there is undoubtedly a player there.

  • Sav

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Definitely. Can’t help feeling its when and not if we lose Carroll at some point (or how many 90 minute matches can he handle), which just leaves Wilson carrying the can for the season. I’ve given up on Joe, or more accurately, I think he has given up. Whether any of our wing forwards can do a Salah or an Henri and convert to no.9 is very doubtful.

  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Hopefully we can get another striker in on loan because last night was a painful reminder than Joelinton is not a striker, not even close….I would bench Joelinton and start giving him chances on the wing in matches we are already winning and see if he can show something… I don’t really want to see him from the start over the likes of Saint Max, Fraser and Almiron

    I used to feel bad for Joe, and I still wish he would do well but he has never looked like a premiership player.. Even if his price was half the 40 million its stil far to much

  • Kevin Vegan

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #6


    The Brazilian Serie A and Austrian Bundesliga aren’t a particularly high standard. Joelinton was far from senstational in either league. In fact, he struggled for games in Serie A and only made 12 appearances before moving to Hoffenheim.

  • cyprus

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Good post.

    While I agree with 99% that Joelinton hasn’t (in the least!) justified his price tag, someone (many, actually) somewhere must have seen something to justify us destroying our transfer record.

    You don’t fork out an 8th of Newcastle United’s TOTAL value just like that!

    Or do you 😉

  • cyprus

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Fair post.

  • DaveD1000

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    I’ve seen those stats pulled out a couple of times, and I’m sure every one of us would be jumping if he got anywhere near them for us but he looks clueless, it’s as if he has forgotten how to play football

  • Kevin Vegan

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #11

    Joe’s a worse winger than both Atsu and Murphy. He’s not as competent on the ball, worse touch and worse crossing and passing. Doesn’t score goals. Not sure there’s a role for him anywhere on the pitch at PL level. He needs to work his socks off for the next couple of years to ever be useful to us.

  • DaveD1000

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12


    that was a shocker!! who woulda guessed? 🙂

  • IrishRob

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #13

    Good luck to him! Bruce is confident he will be better in spain with the slower tempo and less physical game.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #14

    In Brazil teams play in a number of competitions Kevin. Joelinton played quite a lot of first team football at Recife and at a very young age. He played in Austria for Rapid Wien at 19 and played 80 games for them in two seasons. Then the breakout season in the German Bundesliga. That’s not rubbish.

    Anyway, I’ll leave it there. I’m not going into bat too hard for him. He did cost a lot of money, and he has not been successful, after all.

    I’d like us to use him differently before writing him off at this level, that’s all

  • IrishRob

    Sep 16, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    The ONLY reason I think there may not have been something weird going on when we bought Joelinton was his value on Transfermarkt at the time. Before we bought him he was valued at 31.5M. Now you just dont get to that price unless you have quality.

    The issue I have is things are at play that are stopping that quality coming out, whether that’s our team isnt suited to him, or if its regression under Bruce, or whether its hes just not happy in England, or even he doesnt feel loved or appreciated by us, there are SOO many things that could be at play for him physically or mentally, that it is just not going to happen for him at Newcastle, and I’d doubt it will happen for him in England.

    His best bet is to return to the Bundesliga, if Naglesman values him so highly youd imagine he would spend 15M of so with performance add ons it would take to buy him. Under a real coach like him in that team and in that league he could flourish.

    On top of the fact the need a forward after selling Werner, loan him to Red Bull. If he plays well his value will shoot back up again, it’s a win win for both parties.

    But keeping him and playing him is a no no, it’s just not working for him and it’s not ever going to. The kid isnt happy here its beyond obvious that’s the big issue affecting his performances, and I feel bad for him the crap hes going to get this year when he flops even harder.


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