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Striker Yoshinori Muto looks set to sign for Newcastle if granted a work permit

Yoshinori Muto Credit: PA

Newcastle United have confirmed that Japan international forward Yoshinori Muto has been on Tyneside ahead of a proposed move to St James' Park.

An agreement has been formalised between the Magpies and Muto’s current club, FSV Mainz 05, and the player has undergone a medical and agreed personal terms.

Yoshinori Muto Credit: PA

The transfer is now subject to the player being issued with a Governing Body Endorsement, or work permit.

The decision will be determined at a hearing next week.​