Newcastle United are now reportedly ‘close’ to signing Santiago Munoz before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Agreement reached
According to ESPN, Munoz is one step away from signing for the St. James’ Park faithful, who have reached an agreement with his club Santos Laguna.
Should Newcastle have signed Munoz?
However, with the deadline just a few days away, they need to act fast if they are serious about bringing the striker in.
The Latest: Deal ‘close’
Writing in his latest piece for The Chronicle, Mark Douglas has said that a deal to bring Munoz to the North East is now ‘close’, as he was withdrawn from the Mexican league’s all-star match to hold talks with the Tyneside club.
However, the journalist has warned that a move will depend on whether the Premier League will give the club a permit, which is currently in the balance at the moment given the new Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) rules.
The Verdict: Sign
The Magpies are in desperate need of some more bodies to add to Steve Bruce’s squad, and while Munoz may not get into the set-up straight away given that he is just 19 years of age, he would at least offer another option.
The Mexican starlet has shown that he can score goals for both for club and country already, scoring eight goals in 16 matches for the Mexico U17’s as well as netting three strikes in 19 games for Santos (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, he is a player for the future who can certainly develop with the Toon, perhaps offering the club a chance to make a hefty profit in the future.
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