Newcastle United has made some interesting additions over this past summer transfer window. Two of these signings scored goals in the club’s first match of the season against West Ham United. Now, two other players are said to be looking for new clubs, with one set to make a loan move, and the other transfer listed.
The first player, Yoshinori Muto, is holding talks with Eibar to finalize a season-long loan deal which would see the former 9.5m pound purchase move to La Liga for a season. Yoshinori Muto has failed to impress at Newcastle United, and at 28 is seeking regular first team football. The order of forwards ahead of Muto is too high to keep him with the club at this time. After the signing of Callum Wilson, it was just another blow to Muto’s chances with Newcastle’s first team.
The second player is Christian Atsu, who has reportedly been transfer listed by Newcastle United as they seek to raise some funds for another potential transfer binge. Christian Atsu, unlike Muto, did find himself more of a regular in Newcastle United’s matches, but has now become surplus to requirements in the eyes of manager, Steve Bruce.
Of course, just because he’s been put on the list, does not mean he’ll be immediately sold. Newcastle United has been attempting to offload some players for years, Achraf Lazaar being one of them. Yes, remember that guy? I once pegged him to make a comeback, but boy was I wrong. Atsu is also joining Henri Saivet and Rolando Aarons on the transfer list.
Steve Bruce had this to say:
“I like Christian - the same goes for Muto - trains every day, works tirelessly, a good professional - but in a situation where, are they going to play enough?”
The answer is no. Unless Newcastle United is in a drastic injury crisis (which wouldn’t be out of the norm for this club) neither of these players are going to get the playing time that they need.
Here’s to hoping he gets sold to a club that will play him. Also, we could use the money.