Newcastle sign Mexican youth international Santiago Muñóz while tracking Corinthians midfielder Éderson

Newcastle sign Mexican youth international Santiago Muñóz while tracking Corinthians midfielder Éderson

Newcastle secure signature of Mexican youth international

For but a moment the English footballing world stood still as Hollywood flirted with reality when Newcastle secured a deal for Santos Laguna’s Mexican youth sensation Santiago Muñóz.

Not to be confused with Santiago Muñez, the lovable character from the popular movie trilogy Goal! (unfortunately), Muñóz will join the Magpies on an initial 18-month loan set to carry over into the next term before Newcastle can exercise an option to make the move a permanent one.

Muñóz (19) rose through the Santos academy before making his debut last season where he bagged 3-goals and 3-assists in 13-appearances for Verdiblancos while playing a crucial role at international level two seasons ago as a 17-year-old when he helped Mexico win the CONCACAF U19 championship as well as a runner-up finish at the U17 World Cup.

It is a real feather in the Newcastle cap that can now count on a long-term attacking prospect to come through into the first-team.

Brazilian midfielder on Newcastle’s radar

Newcastle continues a potential late transfer surge as the window speeds to its conclusion this evening, with the Magpies being linked with interest in Brazilian midfielder Éderson.

According to Corinthians-focused outlet Meu Timão, Éderson – currently on loan at Fortaleza until 31 December – could be viewed as a potential option for Steve Bruce despite not being available until January should any deal go ahead.

It would be badly-needed business done for Newcastle in a summer that has only seen them bring in Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock after his inspiring loan spell during the second half of last season.

As things stand, Steve Bruce’s squad still lacks any semblance of depth in quality while doubts continue to swirl whether or not Newcastle will have enough in the tank to successfully avoid relegation once again.