Goal actor Kuno Becker’s message to Santiago Munoz after transfer comes true

Kuno Becker, who played Santiago Munez in popular film Goal!, has sent a message to Newcastle's newest signing.

Munoz signed for the Magpies on Transfer Deadline Day in a story similar to the plot of the 2005 movie.

Munoz is a highly-rated 18-year-old, who will join Newcastle's academy set-up on an initial 18-month loan deal with an option to buy.

And Becker has sent a message to the youngster, saying: "I just found out there's a story, now a real-life story, about this great football player who just signed with the Newcastle United team. A team, a town, that is very, very close to my heart.

"Santi Munoz has the same name, almost exactly the same name as the fictional story in the movie Goal! where I played Santi Munez.

"An amazing story like I'm sure this real-life story will be, with a lot of goals. No pressure, Santi!

"I'm really pleased that Newcastle United and the movie Goal! are a magical combination and now even more because of this crazy reason.

"This team has inspired dreams, the move has inspired dreams and today, I want to say congratulations to the real-life Santi.

"It will also inspire a lot of people to dream. Go Newcastle United!"

Becker had previously explained his love for Newcastle, saying: I love Newcastle more than anybody, maybe because I 'played' there in the movie and I got to know the guys, as well as the previous owners.

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"I saw this one player say that he knew the team because of the movie and I was just like 'What?!'

"I haven't been in Newcastle since the movie. I would love it. Why not? I love that place. I had a great time there, incredibly great experiences and the movie means a lot to me.

"I love Geordies. There's always a smile, a 'good morning' and there's always patience and gratefulness. Small town people in a good way. Passionate and happy."

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