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I repeat, Newcastle United are on the verge of signing a player called Santiago Munoz. No, not the fictional character who played alongside the great Gavin Harris - but a real-life version.
The highly-rated 18-year-old, who currently plays for Liga MX club Santos Laguna, is set to fulfil his dream of playing in England, according to reports.
La :trophy: se queda en :house:
Vamos @miseleccionmx :muscle::flag_mx: pic.twitter.com/z2J2I2ulOd
- Santiago Muñoz (@santi_mr10) April 1, 2021
In addition to those reports, TUDNMEX reporter Daniel Velasco claims the Mexican forward will join Steve Bruce's side on a one-year loan deal with an option to buy.
Velasco adds: "He will try his luck in European football, and why not, emulating the story of Santiago Muñez in the Goal! saga. The negotiations are in the final stages and it seems a matter of hours before it becomes official."
:rotating_light:¡LA HISTORIA SE VUELVE REALIDAD! :rotating_light:
¿Recuerdan a Santiago Muñez en Gol: El sueño imposible?
Trata de un mexicano que va a probar suerte al Newcastle United.
A nada de hacerse realidad. Santiago Muñoz, de @ClubSantos, irá al @NUFC préstamo por un año con opción a compra. pic.twitter.com/nDIbjPCF8z
- Daniel Velasco (@daniel_velasco5) August 13, 2021
The El Paso native made a name for himself in his homeland after starring for Mexico in the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
Months later, he made his league debut in a 2-1 win over Atlético San Luis and has since scored three senior goals for Club Santos.
Back in February, Newcastle United's official Twitter account sent fans wild when they responded to a tweet about the talented forward.
Now, it genuinely looks like a move is going to happen.
You can't make this stuff up.
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