Yoshinori Muto, near Eibar

Yoshinori Muto, Newcastle United's Japanese forward, approaches Eibar. The English club and the Gipuzkoan club are negotiating the transfer of the attacker to the Barça team during the current season (2020-2021), according to the British press. Of course, the 28-year-old footballer should pass the medical examination successfully before signing your commitment to the whole of Ipurua,

“I think that in 24 hours Muto will sign for a team in the Spanish league,” he announced his coach, Steve Bruce, before the British media. His case will be similar to that of the French central defender Florian Lejeune (ex-Eibar footballer), who has just been loaned by Newcastle to Alavés. “Muto can go out, as Florian Lejeune did before,” explained coach Steve Bruce, referring to the first transfer of the French defender, and now the same can be repeated with the Japanese attacker. In both cases, the players were not part of the coach's plans.

Yoshinori muto have few options to play at St James' Park, because Newcastle have signed the English striker this summer Callum wilson, for which he has paid 20 million euros. With such an outlay, it is clear that he is the attacker who is going to play. In addition, in the squad of the club of the Premier League there is another striker for whom he paid 35 million euros in 2019, the Brazilian Joelinton. Thus, for several weeks, the sports managers of the entity The Magpies (Las Urracas), already made it clear to the Japanese footballer that the best thing for everyone was his temporary departure from the team.

Tahashi Inui and De Blasis have given him good references from Eibar

In case of arriving at Eibar, I would play alongside Japanese Takashi Inui, who has given him good references from the Eibar team and his coach, José Luis Mendilibar. Yoshinori Muto is an international, like Inui, and the two have played together in the Japan national team, and in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Interestingly, their first football experience in Europe was in German football, which the second knows well. Barça coach, Iñaki Bea.

He began his career in Japan, in the F. C. Tokyo of the J1 League, in 2013 (played only one game). In 2014 he played 33 games, in which he scored 13 goals. Finally, in 2015 he performed in 17 duels with the team from the Japanese capital, in which he scored 10 goals, also finishing his university studies.

Experience in Europe, both in Germany and England

In July 2015 he signed for the Mainz 05 German (paid 2.8 million euros to Tokyo), in which he played for three seasons, in which he coincided with Pablo De Blasis, the Argentine winger who wore the Barça shirt during the last two seasons. In the 2015-2016 financial year, Yoshinori Muto intervened in 20 games for Mainz 05, in which he scored 7 goals; while he played 19 games and scored 5 goals in the 2016-2017 season; defending the shirt 27 times and scoring 8 goals in his last experience in the Bundesliga in 2017-2018.

Its good game and his numbers in German football (66 league games, 20 goals, and 10 assists) attracted the attention of Newcastle United, who signed the Japanese forward for 10.7 million euros in August 2018. His experience in the Premier League It has not been so good, since in the 2018-2019 campaign he acted in 17 league games, in which he scored a goal, in 516 minutes. In the 2019-2020 season, with Steve Bruce as coach, he had even less prominence, since he intervened in 8 duels, without hitting the opposite goal, in 207 minutes. In total in two seasons in the English league, he has played in 25 league games, in which he has only scored one goal.

Thus, the best thing for him is to find a team where he can have more prominence. Sports managers of the Mainz 05 German ruled his return, and although there were other clubs in the Bundesliga Interested in the Japanese attacker, he prefers to try a new experience in the Spanish league. Expect to be as successful as Takashi inui, who as a Barça footballer stood out enough to return to the Japan team, with which he participated in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In the Japan-Poland World Cup match (0-1), played on June 28, 2018, they coincided on the grass Yoshinori muto, who was the owner, and Takashi Inui, who started as a substitute and then took the field in the second half.