New Newcastle United signing makes first appearance on Tyneside

Santiago Munoz is ready to start his Newcastle United career – after arriving on Tyneside.
Santiago Munoz.Santiago Munoz.
Santiago Munoz.

Munoz, stood with his family, watched his new Under-23 team-mates in action in last night’s 3-2 defeat to Stoke City at Whitley Park.

The 19-year-old forward, signed on an 18-month loan from Mexican club Santos Laguna last month, arrived in England after spell in quarantine in Madrid, Spain. Newcastle have an option to make his move permanent.

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Speaking to ESPN, Munoz said: “I have to do my thing. It’s 18 months, but I’m going to enjoy it. This is a dream that I know is possible. I’m not under pressure. I have a different mentality – I’m calm.”

Meanwhile, Under-23 captain Elliot Anderson put Newcastle ahead from the penalty spot before the break, but Stoke struck three times after the break. Adam Wilson gave United hope with a late strike, but the home side couldn’t conjure up an equaliser in the dying minutes.