There’s good news today that the Chronicle are reporting that sources tell them four bids have been received for the club and they are all about 300M – the price Ashley wants for the club.
If that is true, it’s good news, but we don’t blame fans one little bit if they are still skeptical until the deal is actually done – if that’s to happen.
But it’s looking more likely that Mike Ashley could be out of Newcastle before the end of January.
That’s why it’s crucial Newcastle go all out in early January to try to get some of Rafa’s transfer targets through the door.
Miguel Almiron – let’s hope we can sign him in early January
The top target seems to be Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron.
It’s possible in the MLS to find out what each individual player receives in wages.
It looks like Almiron gets £1,502,709 yearly which could rise to about £1,804,822 with bonuses, according to the Chronicle.
So Almiron could expect that wage to increase by at least 50% if he signs on at Newcastle – maybe even double?
He’s getting close to £30K/week and that rise to say £45K/week or more at Newcastle with bonuses included.
What could also help Newcastle sign Almiron in January is the recent news that Newcastle have received four bids.
And if the club is sold, it’s almost certain that Mr. Rafa Benitez will sign a new long-term deal to stay at Newcastle.
Rafa will deserve every penny he gets for guiding the club so well in the last 30 months or so.
Almiron’s shirt is also the fifth most popular player based on the sale of player shirts – he is one of the best players in the league.
The season will be over after the MLS Championship game between Atlanta and Portland this Saturday, and there’s no reason Newcastle cannot agree a deal soon, and have it made official on January 1st.
Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson will travel to Atlanta this week to begin negotiations for the player with Atlanta officials and his agent.
Let’s hope we can get Almiron to Newcastle by early January.
It would be nice to have a signing announced very soon and before the end of the month.
What do you think?
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