The article revealed that Muto, who is reportedly earning £54k-per-week at the Tyneside club, is set to return to the club this summer after his loan deal with Spanish club Eibar ends later this month.
The article also added that Newcastle are “yet to find any takers” for Muto this summer.
This post then gathered a lot of replies from Toon supporters who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on the player.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say in response to Ryder’s latest post about Muto?
“54k a week. Absurd.”
“He is absolutely woeful. Nobody will pay a fee for him. He was substituted after only 30mins in his last appearance for Eibar. A potent x1 goal per season striker. May as well offer him a free transfer. An embarrassing signing by the club”
“Why? He wasn’t felt to be good enough in the last couple of years, and I don’t recall him setting the world alight in any of his loan moves #nufc“
“My god is he still here?! What a shambles.”
“Who gave him that wage!”
Looking at the replies to this post, it seems that these Newcastle fans are not huge admirers of the £54k-per-week star and don’t see a future for him at St. James’ Park.
Should Newcastle keep Muto in the squad for next season?
Given how the 28-year-old, who is currently valued at £2.25 million, only managed to score one goal in his 26 La Liga appearances for Eibar this past season, it’s clear to see why these Newcastle fans aren’t particularly welcoming of his imminent return and why the club reportedly haven’t found any takers for him yet.
In our view, unless Newcastle can somehow offload Muto this summer, then it would be hard to see him having any sort of significant impact on the team in a goalscoring sense based on his recent record.
Also, with Newcastle currently having Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll in their squad that play in the centre-forward position, it would seem unlikely, in our view, for Muto to get any game time if the club are unable to move others elsewhere.