Mark Douglas has revealed some details regarding Newcastle United’s signing of Santiago Munoz.
The Lowdown: Munoz signs
On transfer deadline day, the St James’ Park club confirmed on their official website that Munoz has joined their Academy on a loan deal for 18 months.
Should Newcastle have signed Munoz?
There is also an option to make the deal permanent should he impress in the northeast.
The Latest: Douglas on Munoz
Writing in his latest piece for The Chronicle, Douglas has now confirmed that Munoz has indeed signed on an 18-month loan and will link up with the under-23s.
However, the journalist also revealed that the 19-year-old has signed a four-year deal with his parent club Santos Laguna, who would be ‘happy’ to take him back if Newcastle do not end up exercising their option to buy.
The Verdict: Under the radar
The signing of Munoz has gone somewhat under the radar given the focus on Steve Bruce’s team bringing in Joe Willock from Arsenal on a permanent deal. However, it is one which makes a lot of sense, as the teenager is certainly a player who can develop in the Academy.
The Mexican has already shown that he can score goals for both club and country, netting eight times in 16 games for the nation’s under-17s in addition to bagging three goals in 19 matches for Santos (Transfermarkt).
At just 19 years of age, the Magpies will be hoping that he can fulfil his potential with them, and hopefully his loan deal will ultimately be made permanent if all works out well.
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