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Newcastle complete the signing of Japan striker Muto

Muto has moved to Newcastle. Credit: PA

Newcastle have announced that Japan forward Yoshinori Muto has completed his move to the club from Mainz after being granted a work permit at a hearing on Thursday.

Muto, 26, who underwent a medical and agreed personal terms with the Magpies last week, has joined on a four-year deal.

I am very happy to be a player for Newcastle. I am really looking forward to playing in front of the fans.

As the first Japanese Newcastle 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.

– New Newcastle signing Yoshinori Muto speaking to the club's official website.

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