Newcastle announce Santiago Muñóz signing – Full details & brilliant unveiling video

Newcastle United have announced the signing of Mexican talent Santiago Muñóz.

I know what you’re thinking….and no, this is NOT the Santiago Muñez from the film ‘Goal!’….this is an actual footballer who arrives from Liga MX side Santos Laguna!

The club have confirmed that the 19-year-old striker has joined our Academy set up on an initial 18-month loan deal, which includes an option to buy.

See the club’s official statement below (via, followed by an amusing announcement video released by parent clubs Santos Laguna just minutes before Newcastle United confirmed his arrival:

Club statement:

Newcastle United can confirm that Mexico under-23 international Santiago Muñóz has joined the club’s Academy set-up on an initial 18-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old, who was born in the United States, arrives from Mexican top-flight side Santos Laguna, where he made his debut last year and has scored three goals and claimed three assists in 13 league games. 

At international level, he helped Mexico win the 2019 CONCACAF Under-17 Championships, scoring five goals – including the overall goal of the tournament – and was part of the squad which finished as runners-up at the 2019 Under-17 World Cup in Brazil.

And he was involved as the under-23s won the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship earlier this year.  

​The deal includes an option to make Muñoz’s move to Tyneside a permanent one.

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!

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