Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto has dropped a major hint that he’s on his way to sign for Newcastle United, admitting that he should be able to deliver ‘good news soon’ and ‘grow as a player’ when asked about a potential move to St James’ Park.
German outlet ‘Kicker’ claimed last night that a deal was virtually done for the 26-year old and the striker has now been pictured on his personal Instagram page jetting out of Japan – with it seeming quite clear he’s now on his way to Tyneside to complete a move.
Here’s what he’s had to say to the Japanese press when asked about a potential move to NUFC as he headed out of Haneda Airport this morning:
“I can’t say yet but I should be able to deliver good news soon.
“I believe I’ll grow as a player if I put myself in a competitive environment.”
Here’s the picture he’s also posted on his own social media account this morning:
Muto has 20 goals and 10 assists across 66 games for Mainz and recently represented Japan at this summer’s World Cup.
It looks like it’s happening – and he may not be the only one to sign today, with Swiss centre-back Fabian Schar also booked in for a medical.
Two good signings for NUFC?
Japanese media spoke to Yoshinori Muto about a potential move to #nufc at Haneda Airport.
"I can't say yet but I should be able to deliver good news soon.
"I believe I'll grow as a player if I put myself in a competitive environment."
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) July 26, 2018