Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has admitted that the club needs to have patience with summer signing Yoshinori Muto, who needs more time to settle in at the club, according to a report on HITC.

The Magpies manager believes that the Japanese striker could take a long time to adapt to the style of the Premier League after his slow start for the club.

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Muto had an impressive World Cup for Japan in Russia during the summer and Benitez saw enough of him to entice him to move to England.

However, the forward has struggled to make an impact at the club and has found it difficult to break into the starting line up.

But Benitez is confident that Muto will eventually come good for them and said:

Some players, they need one year. Some players, they six months. Some players, they need one month. So, for a new player, always you have given him some time.

Muto has made five substitute appearances in the top flight this season and also played in the Carabao Cup cup defeat against Nottingham Forest.