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Rafa Benitez plans to give Yoshinori Muto time

Rafa Benitez plans to give Yoshinori Muto time

Newcastle United had looked to address their attacking options during the summer transfer window and brought in some new additions.

Salomon Rondon and Yoshinori Muto both joined the Magpies, however, the latter is yet to make a start in the Premier League for his new club.

The Japan international, who was signed for £9.5million, would have been considered by many as one of their main attackers this season as they look to continue their fight in the Premier League.

However, it appears that Rafa Benitez is reluctant to use Muto at the moment, and according to the Newcastle Chronicle, it could be some time before he does indeed start a top-flight match.

The Spaniard has revealed that although he has been extremely positive in the training sessions, he still feels the player requires time to adapt to the way the game is played in England.

“What I can see every training session is commitment, passion, workrate, but still you can see he was fouled a couple of times [against Palace] and the referee didn’t give a foul, so he was complaining and waiting,” he told the Newcastle Chronicle.

“So, for a new player, always you have to give him some time, and he has to be as positive as he is every training session.”

The Verdict:

Newcastle have been desperate to find a striker that can help score them a number of goals over the course of the season and they would have been hopeful that Muto would be that man.

However, his lack of Premier League action will have been concerning for the Magpies so far, as he has made just five substitute appearances.

Benitez is right to give his players time to adapt, although many would feel the best way they can is by playing regular first-team football.

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