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Yoshinori Mutō

Position:
Forward
Date signed:
2nd August 2018

Japanese international forward who joined Newcastle United in the summer of 2018 from Bundesliga side Mainz 05

Mutō has signed an initial four-year contract at St. James' Park after leaving Bundesliga side Mainz 05 - for whom he appeared against the Magpies in a 2017 summer friendly in Germany.

He became the fifth player to link up with United ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign, following the permanent arrivals of Martin Dúbrvaka, Ki Sung-yueng and Fabian Schär, and the loan capture of Kenedy.

Speaking about his move, Mutō said: "I am very happy to be a player for Newcastle United. I am really looking forward to playing in front of the fans.

"As the first Japanese Newcastle United player, I am honoured to be a player for such a big club. I hope to achieve good results - that is what I am here to do. I would like to perform well and leave my name in Newcastle’s history."

Manager Rafa Benítez added: "I am really pleased to have Yoshinori Muto with us. We were following him for quite a while.

"Hopefully he can bring us his energy and work-rate and help the team to improve and be better for the new season."

Mutō - capped 25 times for Japan - started out at hometown club FC Tokyo before moving to Mainz in 2015.

He appeared once for his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia - playing the first 80 minutes of the Samurai Blue's 1-0 defeat to Poland.

Full Name:
Yoshinori Mutō
Position:
Forward
Squad Number:
13
Nationality:
Japanese
Date of birth:
15th July 1992
Place of birth:
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Height:
178
Weight:
72
Date signed:
2nd August 2018
First Team Appearances:
11
Previous club:
FSV Mainz 05
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First Team Appearances This Season
11

Goals
1
Big Chances
0
Fouls
10
Tackles
7
Interceptions
1
Minutes Played
440
Tackles Won and lost
4 / 3
Duels Won and Lost
31 / 53
Aerial duels Won / Lost
27 / 26
Touches
188
Interceptions
1
Clearances
1
Fouls
10

Cards

0 0

Goals

Left Foot
0
Right Foot
0
Head
0
Penalty
0
Short Balls
97 %
Long Balls
1 %
Pass success rate
67.94
Total Passes
98
Key Passses
4
Crosses
4
Shots on Target
3
Shots off Target
3
Blocks
0

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