After a couple of years battling injuries, Ings did finally get his name on the scoresheet again, netting against West Brom late in the season.
Muto is Newcastle's fifth signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Martin Dubravka, Ki Sung-yueng and Fabian Schaer on permanent deals and the loan capture of Kenedy. Pressed as to whether he was referring to recruitment at a club showing a profit on summer dealing he replied: "Everything - I'm really anxious".
Newcastle United have bolstered their attack with the addition of Japan worldwide Yoshinori Muto.
With West Brom manager Darren Moore interested in bringing Gayle to the Hawthorns, the swap deal may yet have life.
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I want only players who play with a very high level of motivation. It will also be his first experience of England's iconic stadium. Cesc Fabregas may miss out due to a minor knee problem.
Venezuelan global Rondon may not be the most prolific striker, hitting just 24 goals in 108 Premier League games for the Baggies, but he has the physicality and work rate Benitez is looking for.
"As I say things aren't going well off the pitch and you can see a reflection".
Obviously they haven't spent any money, but Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Salomón Rondón from West Bromwich Albion.
But former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys has no such sympathy for Benitez as he took to Twitter to criticise the Newcastle manager for airing his worries. "I think we still need three or four players".
Rondon said in the club statement: "It's an honour to be here and I'm excited to get started with my team-mates".