According to reports Japan, Yoshinori Muto has agreed a permanent move away from Newcastle United.
This comes from Nikkan Sports News, who claim that he’s set to sign for J1 League side Vissel Kobe, stating that the Japanese side have agreed an ‘undisclosed fee’ with Newcastle.
They claim that the £9.5m flop refused to return to FC Tokyo – the club in which he made his professional debut – and in the next few hours he will sign with Vissel Kobe.
Details of their contract offer have also been reported in the Japanese media, with him expected to earn £1.3m per year after a deal was ‘agreed’ by the player and the two clubs.
Just last week it looked like Muto was closing in on a move to Greece, having held talks with Aris Thessaloniki.
However, it’s since emerged that the club could not afford a transfer fee, having asked to sign the former Mainz striker on a free transfer.
After a disastrous few years on Tyneside and unsuccessful loan spell in Spain last season – seeing him score just one league goal in La Liga across 2020/21 – a permanent move away would suit all parties.