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Newcastle should swoop for Marega to provide partner to Muto

30 July 2018

"Yes. We did this business with Muto because we needed to do something more".

Set to cost £22 million, potentially rising as high as £27 million, it is easy to see why Rafael Benitez has cashed in on the 22-year-old Serbia worldwide and it is likely he will immediately reinvest those funds into his squad at St. James' Park.

The Cottagers have been wrangling with Newcastle over a price for the Serbian striker, who was a key figure in their promotion push after spending the second half of last season on loan at the London club.

This past season, his third with Mainz in Germany's top league, Muto scored eight goals in 27 games.

"It means we can bring in another striker and we can be stronger", he said.

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Newcastle Agree To Let £22M Mitrovic Go And Aim For South American Replacement

The club have already agreed a deal for the Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto from Mainz.

- Benitez discusses the imminent arrival of Muto.

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is close to completing a move to newly-promoted Fulham in a £22M deal which could rise to £27M.

United have been heavily linked with a move for West Brom forward Salomon Rondon in recent weeks, with Dwight Gayle being touted as a potential makeweight in any deal.

We understand the Venezuela global has a £16.5m release clause in his contract and Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez sees him as a replacement for Aleksandar Mitrovic.

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Newcastle should swoop for Marega to provide partner to Muto