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Newcastle striker Yoshinori Muto: Why I rejected Chelsea move (loans the key)

Newcastle United striker Yoshinori Muto has revealed he's turned down a past offer from Chelsea.

On Sunday, he is expected to make his full Premier League debut for Newcastle against Chelsea.

"I was 22 when I got the offer," Muto told the Daily Mail.

"At the time I didn't feel the manager of the club really wanted or needed me. They wanted to get young players with potential and then loan them out.

"Instead of doing that, I wanted to stay at my club to help me progress. I wanted to feel like I could make my own progress step by step, so I didn't take that opportunity.

"You don't get confidence quickly, it only comes through doing things little by little."

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