VIDEO: Newcastle announce Muto signing – Watch amusing unveiling video here

After being granted his work permit at a hearing today, Newcastle have now officially announced the signing of Japanese international Yoshinori Muto – with the striker completing his £9.5m move from Mainz and signing an ‘initial’ four-year deal.

Here’s video confirmation from the club in the last few moments, featuring the man himself speaking after making the move official this afternoon – making reference to our ‘crazy, passionate supporters!’ and his plan to bring ‘joy to Geordies!’:



“I am very happy to be a player for Newcastle United. I am really looking forward to playing in front of the fans.

“As the first Japanese Newcastle United player, I am honoured to be a player for such a big club. I hope to achieve good results – that is what I am here to do. I would like to perform well and leave my name in Newcastle’s history.”

The striker featured for Japan during this summer’s World Cup and has played his football in Germany over the previous three seasons, scoring 20 goal in 66 games for Mainz 05.

Welcome to the Toon Yoshi!

(Fancy writing for us? Send any articles/ideas over to us at [email protected] & we’ll get back to you!)

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green