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15th Feb 2021

Newcastle respond on Twitter to word of Santiago Muñoz’s first start

Simon Lloyd

Good Twitter, this

Newcastle United have confirmed they are keeping tabs on the progress of 18-year-old Mexican, Santiago Muñoz. Sort of.

In reality, it’s probably highly unlikely the club are actually considering a move for the youngster – despite the tweet they sent on Monday morning.

The teenager currently plies his trade for Santos Laguna, and a tweet from the Mexican side confirmed he was making his first Liga MX start for them away to Monterrey on Sunday night. The Premier League club quote-tweeted this, using only the eyes emoji…

Most reading this will probably already know where this is going. If not, allow us to bring you up to speed with a couple of lines on the greatest/worst (delete as appropriate) football film ever made…

Goal! was the first of a series of three (there might have been more, we doubt anyone bothered watching the third one) films detailing the journey of a young footballer who, having moved to Los Angeles from Mexico as a child, secures a move to Newcastle United.

The main character also just happens to be called Santiago Muñez – eerily similar to the name of Santos’ teenage debutant.

Muñoz’s side won the game by a single goal. Muñoz didn’t last the full 90 minutes, however. Almost certainly something to do with him not having his inhaler on him.