Newcastle have been linked with 12 times capped Paraguay International Miguel Almiron who currently plays in the MLS over here in the US with Atlanta United.
The 24-year-old central attacking midfielder joined the new Major League Soccer expansion club Atlanta United in December 2016 and at that time was designated a “Young Designated Player”.
He joined Atlanta from Argentine club Atletico Lanus for a fee of $8M (£6.2M).
Miguel Almiron in action for MLS All-Stars against Real Madrid
Here’s the tweet put out by Guardian Sports deputy news editor Ed Aarons.
Newcastle interested in signing Miguel Almiron. West Ham also looking at Paraguay midfielder but no bids as yet. Atlanta value him at around £20m
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) July 19, 2018
This is not the first time we have been linked with the midfielder and there was news of Newcastle’s interest last January.
But surely he would be somewhat of a risk at a transfer fee reckoned to be close to £20M.
The 24-year-old can play in the number 10 role and could fit the bill if Rafa Benitez really rates the Paraguayan.
Newcastle have had trouble buying any player whose value approaches £20M and it looks like owner Mike Ashley is again being very tight with the purse-strings.
So what’s new?
The youngster played for the Paraguay U20 national team in the 2013 South American Youth Football Championship when his country finished second to Colombia and he was a star player in that tournament.
He made his senior international debut for Paraguay back in September 2015, and so far has 12 caps having played in both the Copa America Centenario and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament.
Almiron last season scored 8 goals and had 11 assists for Atlanta United.
What do you think?