Newcastle United signed Yoshinori Muto from Mainz last summer.
The 26-year-old arrived off the back of a 10-goal season in Germany, and having represented Japan at the 2018 World Cup.
It would be fair to say that Muto struggled to make his mark in England, though, scoring just once in 17 Premier League appearances during the 2018-19 campaign.
Muto only started five league fixtures for the Magpies, meanwhile, but he took to social media on Monday to thank for the club’s fans for their support.
It is not the worst move in the world after a difficult campaign, and as expected, the Newcastle supporters were out in their numbers to praise the attacker.
It remains to be seen whether Muto is able to make his mark in English football.
However, judging by the reaction of a number of Newcastle fans, he still has the support of the St James’ Park faithful.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Class attitude! Hope to see more of you next season ??
— Dobby Solano (@DobbySolanoNUFC) May 13, 2019
Keep up the hard work in training, we all hope you get more time next season ??
— Flo (@NUFC_B) May 13, 2019
You can’t score if you’re not picked lad. Should’ve been given more opportunities. Good luck for next season.
— Mark Byers (@MrMarkByers) May 13, 2019
You have played your part because as you know it’s not just what you do on the field it’s what you do behind the scenes so you are well loved at Newcastle mate
— paranormal pursuits ? (@parapursuits121) May 13, 2019
Don’t stress it. The Toon are behind you all the way. You’ll get your chance to shine soon
— claire richardson (@ToonGirl82) May 13, 2019
Hope to see more of you next season yoshi. Looked good when you were given the chance.
— Juniorchubbs (@Juniorchubbs2) May 13, 2019
your time will come. Your energy and attitude when coming on is excellent!
— tom (@Tommy_Da_Tank) May 13, 2019
We believe in you Yoshi! First season is always tough. Keep training hard and your time will come ?
— john spry (@sprydaman) May 13, 2019