Watch stunning hat-trick which gives Newcastle United fans a glimpse of Yoshinori Muto

Newcastle United look set to sign Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto - and this footage offers a glimpse into his talent.

Friday, 27th July 2018, 1:46 pm
Updated Friday, 27th July 2018, 1:47 pm
Yoshinori Muto posted this teaser ahead of his move to Tyneside

Muto, currently of Bundesliga side Mainz, is close to becoming Rafa Benitez's fifth summer signing as the Spaniard finally lands the striker he craved - and this footage gives Newcastle fans an insight into the type of player they can expect to see at St James's Park.

It comes from a clash against Augsburg in November 2015, where the Japanese international netted a hat-trick to salvage his side a point.

His third and final goal of the game was netted deep into injury time as he salvaged a point for Mainz in dramatic circumstances.

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MORE: Who is Yoshinori Muto? The £9.5m striker set to join NewcastleWhile none of the goals in the clips are long-range stunners, they should be considered as no less impressive.

The finishes show Muto's knack of being in the right place at the right time - a trait which should see him flourish should Newcastle's wide players continue to lay on a plethora of chances.

His finishing ability is showcased too, with some smart, instinctive strikes from inside the area.

Such finishing ability, coupled with the pace he is renowned for, should make the striker an exciting prospect for Newcastle United fans.