Newcastle United have agreed to loan out Yoshinori Muto to Spanish club Eibar for the 2020/21 term, according to Keith Downie.
According to a tweet from the Sky Sports journalist, the Japanese international will travel to Spain in the next 24 hours, meaning that his loan move may well be confirmed imminently.
Eibar have agreed a season-long loan deal for Newcastle striker Yoshinori Muto. The Japan international will travel to Spain in the next 24 hours #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) September 14, 2020
Indeed, Muto’s time at St. James’ Park was fairly limited in the 2019/20 campaign, as the 28-year old managed to play in a mere 10 games over all competitions, scoring just a single goal, and none in the Premier League, as per Transfermarkt.
Should Newcastle sell Muto?
In fact, Muto has been limited to just 28 matches across all competitions over the last two terms in the North East, in which he has only managed to score twice (via the website).
Therefore, it may be time for the striker to move onto a side in where he will play more regular first-team football, and with the likes of Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle currently occupying the forward options for Steve Bruce at this moment in time, it seems as if a loan move away from the Tyneside club may well suit Muto.
After his loan spell with Eibar ends, the Magpies may well want to look at selling the centre-forward on a permanent deal. Muto cost the Toon £9.63 million to sign him from one of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s old teams in German side Mainz, and so NUFC will surely be hoping to recoup at least a big chunk of that in order to get him off of their books.
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