Newcastle United could be about to finally welcome a few new signings to St James’ Park this summer as Rafa Benitez continues to work hard for recruits.
The Magpies have already signed Martin Dubravka, Kenedy and Ki Sung-yueng to bolster their ranks as they look to remain competitive in the Premier League.
It is understood that Benitez has a number of targets on his radar and it appears that the club could be about to complete a double swoop in the coming days.
The Toon Army are believed to have reached an agreement with Mainz about a fee for the Japan international who had represented his country at this year’s World Cup. It is understood that the figure is around the £9.5million mark and the player is already on his way to England for talks.
The same report states that Schar has already completed a medical and is expected to be announced by the club later today after his £3m release clause was met, allowing him to leave Deportivo La Coruna.
Newcastle are finally starting to make inroads with their recruitment drive this summer and it looks as though Benitez is finally being backed with some money.
Schar is a deal that already looks over the line and the 26-year-old Swiss international, who also represented his country at this year’s World Cup, would be a solid addition to help bolster their back line alongside Jamaal Lascelles.
Muto would be a smart signing as well this summer as the club are looking for a goalscorer and the Japanese striker could help to ease the pressure on the likes of Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez to find the back of the net constantly.
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