NUFC flop on the verge of sealing surprise move as new report confirms exit talks

Earlier this morning, reports in Greece claimed that Yoshinori Muto was in ‘advanced talks’ to sign for Aris Salonica.

A few hours on, The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder has confirmed that our £9.5m flop has indeed held positive discussions with the Greek side over a permanent move away from St James’ Park.

He had returned to Tyneside last month following a spell in Spain, but was nowhere to be seen in our 3-2 win over Doncaster on Friday night.

Bruce stated that he was unwell at the time, but did confirm after the game that the club were looking to find a “solution” regarding his future.

It’s been clear for some time that he’s not in Bruce’s plans – he’s scored just two goals since arriving at the club in 2018 and did little to impress during his loan spell with Eibar last season.

A permanent move to Greece would be a surprise move and one that will surely see his £54,000 pay packet take a significant cut, however it sums up how his career has gone downhill since Benitez brought him to Newcastle three years ago.

Some feel he’s never been given enough of a chance, but this is the second manager he’s failed to convince – not to mention the fact he managed just three goals in 28 games at Eibar last season.

He’s valued at £2.25m by Transfermarkt, but we’d do well to recoup that for him based on his recent decline. Saying that, it’d be a big earner off the wage bill and a move that could give Bruce a little more to spend over the final month of the transfer window.

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