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Newcastle United signing Santiago Munoz – Sky Sports

10 months ago

Newcastle United are bringing in Santiago Munoz today, according to Sky Sports.

Sky reporting that a deal has been agreed, which will be an initial loan with then an option to buy.

The 19 year old is currently with Mexican side Santos Laguna and will join up with the Newcastle United Under 23s set-up initially

In early August it was first claimed that Santiago Munoz was set to join Newcastle United.

The attacking player turned 19 on the 14 August and whilst born in Texas (USA), helped Mexico reach the final of the Under 17 World Cup.

The transfer story was given extra coverage due to the similarity in name to Santiago Munez from the movie GOAL!, which gave Newcastle United a lot of spotlight around the world when it was released. The story of a young Mexican footballer joining up with Newcastle United to try and make it in European football.

Last season, the then 18 year old attacking player scored three goals in 11 league starts (and eight substitute appearances) for Mexican side Santos Laguna.

Last week, ahead of a team of players representing the Mexican league taking on an MLS eleven, Juan Reynoso (who was in charge of the Mexican eleven) held a press conference ahead of the match, revealing that Santiago Munoz had been left out of the Mexican side because a move to an unspecified European club was now imminent.

Tudn Mex (a major Mexican media organisation) said that their information was that this unnamed club was indeed Newcastle United, that Santiago Munoz was gong to sign for.

As well as reporting this allegedly imminent signing of Santiago Munoz, Keith Downie of Sky Sports also said that claims of NUFC signing David Brooks from Bournemouth had no substance, after rumours had appeared elsewhere.


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