Newcastle Agree On A Decent Fee For Unwanted Striker

Dean Simpson
July 30, 2018

The Cottagers have been wrangling with Newcastle over a price for the Serbian striker, who was a key figure in their promotion push after spending the second half of last season on loan at the London club.

It could be a busy few weeks for incoming and outgoing business on Tyneside and we have identified five deals that could go ahead this week.

Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal scores his side's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium

The Magpies have agreed a deal to sign Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto from Mainz for a fee of £9.5m, subject to a work permit.

The 23-year-old, who represented his nation in the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, spent a fruitful loan spell there at the tailend of last season, scoring 12 goals in just 17 games as they earned promotion via the playoffs.


According to Sky Sports, the two clubs are in discussions over a move for the forward. It means we can bring in another striker and we can be stronger. Since then he has managed a total of 66 Bundesliga appearances, scoring 20 goals and has set up ten more for his team-mates.

Rondon has been linked with a switch back to the Premier League throughout the summer, with Newcastle now making their move.


The Japanese worldwide is set to arrive in England as he undergoes a medical ahead of a proposed move to St James' Park this summer.

It is not the first time the highly-rated Newcastle skipper has been linked with an exit and it is unsurprising to see the Chronicle state that the Magpies will resist any approaches for the 24-year-old, although it is hard to see them rejecting an approach worth over £30 million.


Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER