NUFC agree to sell £15m man on ‘£54,000 a week’ – La Liga & Bundesliga clubs in talks – Report

Newcastle United have agreed to move on Yoshinori Muto, with The Chronicle revealing that the Japanese striker has been allowed to talk to interested clubs ahead of a potential summer exit.

The 28-year-old made the £9.5m move from Mainz in 2018, but news that he’s earning a surprise £54,000 per week mean he’s cost the club around £15m in total.

Considering he’s made just seven Premier League starts in that time and barely featured in 2020 – playing just four minutes since football resumed after lockdown – it seems Steve Bruce has decided to move him on.

The Chronicle also state that Muto ‘does not feel like he is part of the club’s plans moving forward’ and is now in talks with his agent over a move to Spain or Germany after receiving interest from unnamed clubs in La Liga and Italy.

With him fourth choice behind Joelinton, Gayle and Carroll, yet receiving over £200,000 per month in wages, it seems like the right decision for all involvement that we move him on and use any cash received to sign a more capable replacement.

He’s not been given a fair chance to show what he can do, but it perhaps says a lot that we’ve been crying out for a striker for a few years now yet neither Benitez or Bruce have had him anywhere near their starting 11.

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10 thoughts on “NUFC agree to sell £15m man on ‘£54,000 a week’ – La Liga & Bundesliga clubs in talks – Report

  1. I’m still convinced Muto and Sung-Yeung Ki were bought in an attempt to sell more replica shirts overseas

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  2. What I don’t get is why his wages need to be in the headline and his monthly salary in the article lol.

    Muto leaving does not need over sensationalising by adding his pay. Glad he is going as he hasn’t cut the mustard up front. We have enough blank shooters already.

    Is he making way for Troy Deeney. Oh my days.

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  3. Cocobear:
    What I don’t get is why his wages need to be in the headline and his monthly salary in the article lol.

    I think the intention is to show how much we will be getting in transfer fees and what wages we are saving. It gives an indication of what we potentially have to bring someone else in.

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  4. Cocobear:
    What I don’t get is why his wages need to be in the headline and his monthly salary in the article lol.

    Muto leaving does not need over sensationalising by adding his pay. Glad he is going as he hasn’t cut the mustard up front. We have enough blank shooters already.

    Is he making way for Troy Deeney. Oh my days.

    Just to point out how much he’s costing us per week (and therefore what we’d save if we cashed in), along with how much he’s set us back in total based on transfer fees and wage over past 2 years.

    Mental to think it’s been a £15m outlay for 7 PL appearances.

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  5. So now we need to buy TWO QUALITY strikers ASAP

    Not rejects from relegated clubs = didn’t score enough to keep their clubs up (!!?)

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  6. I have a Cat called Muto!
    I have 6 Cats…
    Muto
    Shola
    Benfield
    Brassy
    Bowsa
    Gowling

    Thinking of getting another soon – its gonna be called Dekka Boris-Johnson.

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