Yoshinori Muto has had a fairly slow start to the season at Newcastle United and is yet to make his first start in the Premier League.
The 27-year-old scored on a start against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup, which they eventually lost on penalties at St James’ Park.
But he’s been restricted to late cameo appearances in the league and is yet to fully make his mark under new boss Steve Bruce.
The Japanese attacker may be someone to keep an eye out on though after the internatonal break and is a dangerous asset in the squad that could give so much more.
Muto really impressed in his opportunity against Leicester, as he showed a great work-rate and he also popped up with a goal.
The centre-forward cost the Magpies £9.5million (BBC) back in the 2018 summer window and there is definitely more to come from him if he gets the chance.
Miguel Almiron is really struggling in front of goal for Newcastle and perhaps needs to be restored to a wide position, so surely it’s time for Bruce to consider giving Muto a chance in the league through the centre.
Muto has shown a great attitude and desire to work hard during his time in the North-East, so giving him a string of starts to see what he can offer should be just around the corner.
He could definitely play a number 10 role just behind Joelinton and ultimately Newcastle need to inject more goals to their team if they are to stay away from any relegation trouble.