Having arrived at Newcastle United from Mainz in 2018, Yoshinori Muto went on to make 17 appearances in the league in his debut season in England.

The forward was restricted to only seven league appearances, and was on the pitch for just over 200 minutes in the Premier League last season. 

Muto wanted to leave the Tyneside club in January after SD Eibar came forward with a proposal for his signing. However, the deal didn’t materialise because of the Magpies. 

“In winter, Eibar sent me an offer and I wanted to come, but Newcastle didn’t let me go,” the 28-year-old was quoted as saying by AS.

Despite the disappointment of the winter window, Muto finally managed to get a move to Eibar last week after Steve Bruce’s side allowed the Japan international to join the La Liga club on a season-long loan deal. 

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After making only seven league starts in the last two seasons at St James’ Park, the Newcastle owned player is determined to make the best out of his loan stay at Eibar.

“I have to work very hard for the team, it is the most important thing for me. As I am a forward, I also have to score,” he added.  

The attacker reunited with his national teammate Takashi Inui at Eibar, and Muto said Inui’s presence will help him settle quickly at his new club. 

“Taka is someone very appreciated by me, he helps me a lot and his presence here is very important,” Muto added.