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Newcastle fans on Twitter livid at the news of Muto’s Japan selection

Newcastle fans on Twitter livid at the news of Muto’s Japan selection

Newcastle fans have been let down massively today as the news has broken of Yoshinori Muto’s selection for the Japan Asian Cup squad. The Japanese international was believed to be missing out in the January tournament as he recovers from injury, but instead the Magpies’ £9.5 million summer signing will be missing another month of football.

The Asian Cup is set to take place in the United Arab Emirates between January 5th and February 1st. That means that Muto, and Ki Sung-Yeung who will be representing South Korea, will both be out of the Magpies games against Blackburn in the FA Cup and then Chelsea, Cardiff, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, and that run was already hard enough.

Fortunately, the Magpies are looking at a takeover before the end of the month and could well be given some funds to splash out with in the upcoming window. That would be a blessing for the club and the news that Ki and now Muto will both be missing the start of 2019 through international duty may just force the club into signing some reinforcements.

You can read the Geordies’ thoughts on the Muto news here:

The Geordies aren’t best pleased with this Muto news and will hope that their club can sign some kind of replacement when the window opens.

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