Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after the club announced that Yoshinori Muto’s contract had been terminated by mutual consent.
What’s the story?
Well, the 29-year-old had one year left on his contract, but the Magpies and the player himself have decided to go their separate ways early.
Muto hasn’t played for Newcastle since July 2020, after spending the 2020/21 season on loan at Eibar in La Liga.
In 2018/19 – his debut season at Newcastle – Muto only made five Premier League starts.
Ever since Rafa Benitez brought him to St James’ Park, the former Mainz 05 forward has struggled to nail down a place in the starting XI.
Terrible business from Newcastle
It must be noted that Muto wasn’t exactly cheap, for the very little he offered to Newcastle.
In fairness to Muto, he’s never really been treated too well.
The Japanese forward wasn’t given much of a chance to prove himself on Tyneside before being shipped to Eibar, in truth.
Let’s see how the Newcastle fans on Twitter reacted to the club’s announcement…
Crying https://t.co/YJ0RTwNXLn— David📌 (@__Davidx) August 3, 2021
Around 9m think we paid and out the door for free 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/xr96jbpieu— Bungle (@BungleSkelly) August 3, 2021
So we aren’t even getting a transfer fee for him leaving 🙈— Jeff H (@jeff00uk) August 3, 2021
4 players have now left the club and we haven’t managed to replace a single one of them it’s actually pathetic literally our worst window in the MA era.— Jack🇧🇷🦓 (@Jack_Rogers97) August 3, 2021
Never known a club let so many contracted players leave without receiving a transfer fee.— Sam Richardson (@richardson_sam) August 3, 2021