Newcastle United have now reportedly reached an agreement to sign Santiago Munoz before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Some story
A lot of members of the Toon Army will be very familiar with the film ‘Goal!‘, which starred a young Mexican footballer called Santiago Munez, who went on to play for the St. James’ Park faithful.
Should Newcastle have signed Munoz?
Although the name is not quite the same, it appears Tyneside could be about to experience a very real-life Goal! story if the latest transfer developments are to be believed.
The Latest: Munoz agreement
As per ESPN, Munoz is one step away from signing for the Tyneside club, who have now reached an agreement with his team Santos Laguna.
They even claim that a full agreement will be reached ‘within the next few hours’, meaning a deal could be done very soon.
The Verdict: Why not?
Aside from the obvious and charming comparisons to the film, snapping Munoz up could well turn out to be a good bit of business by Steve Bruce’s squad.
The striker has shown that he can score goals for both for club and country despite being just 18 years of age, netting eight times in 16 games for the Mexico U17’s as well as finding three strikes in 19 matches for Santos (Transfermarkt).
He is certainly a player for the future, and by getting him now, the Magpies could really benefit from his continued development, perhaps selling him on for a massive profit in the future.
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