'Don't see how he has a future...' - £9.5m striker verdict delivered as Magpies-linked defender weighs up options

The transfer window is now open – and Newcastle and their Premier League rivals are eyeing deals.

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 10:00 am
Ajer of Celtic vies with Ianis Hagi of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park.

There was the news that a former Newcastle United frontman was being backed for a role at Everton over 'wrong' Rafa Benitez, with Peter Lovenkrands speaking after landing his first managerial post.

Here, though, we take a look at the latest Magpies and top-flight transfer gossip from around the web:

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Spanish football expert delivers Newcastle United striker verdict

Spanish football expert Euan McTear has delivered his verdict on £9.5m striker Yoshinori Muto.

"Towards the end of the season Muto wasn’t even playing for Eibar and they finished bottom of La Liga,” he told This Is Futbol

"Muto managed to score one goal despite the way Eibar played as they basically always had two strikers in the box.

“He managed just one goal so if he couldn’t do it for the team that just finished bottom of La Liga, then I don’t see how he has a future at Newcastle.”

Newcastle United-linked defender weighing up options amidst transfer talk

Kristoffer Ajer’s representatives are ‘exploring all options’ amid strong links to Newcastle United.

Indeed, the Magpies face competition for his signature.

The Glasgow Times have claimed that Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen had made ‘tentative contact’ with the player’s representatives.

But fresh reports have claimed that Ajer’s agency, Sports Entertainment Group, are currently assessing all possible routes out of Celtic for their client.

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