Torrid transfer window
Newcastle have today completed the signing of Mainz forward Yoshinori Muto just a day after Rafa Benitez slammed the club over their transfer window.
It’s not been a great window for Newcastle, whose fans looked to be so positive ahead of the new season.
Talks of a takeover fell through, with Mike Ashley staying in charge and he hasn’t helped his case by seemingly failing to provide backing for Benitez again.
The club have resorted to making minimal fee deals this summer including Martin Dúbravka, while Chelsea’s Kenedy comes in on loan and Ki Sung-yueng joins for free.
Just one day after Rafa Benitez’s outburst at the club for failing to get his transfer targets, the club have now announced a new signing.
That comes in the form of Yoshinori Muto who scored ten goals for German side Mainz last season.
Safe to say, he’s excited about the prospect at being at the club.
“I am very happy to be a player for Newcastle United,” he explained on the official website.
“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.”
Muto wasn’t the only one happy at the transfer, Rafa had some words on the deal too.
“I am really pleased to have Yoshinori Muto with us,” he explained.
“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.”
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 2, 2018