Newcastle United can confirm that Japan international Yoshinori Muto has been on Tyneside today ahead of a proposed move to the club.

An agreement has been formalised between the Magpies and Muto’s current club, FSV Mainz 05, and the player has undergone a medical and agreed personal terms.

The transfer is now subject to the player being issued with a Governing Body Endorsement, which will be determined at a hearing to take place later next week.