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Steve Nickson In Atlanta Negotiating Almiron Transfer – Reports Deal Is Almost Done

Lee Ryder – the Chronicle’s Chief Newcastle United writer is reporting that Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson is now in Atlanta in negotiations with club officials for the permanent transfer of Miguel Almiron in January.

The player’s agent Daniel Campos will also be involved in the talks.

Miguel Almiron – likely on his way to Newcastle

Here’s a tweet put out by Lee Ryder on the status of Newcastle’s bid to sign the talented and creative Paraguay International:

Newcastle are trying to get Almiron signed quickly and a deal agreed now which can then be executed when the winter transfer window opens on January 1st.

There is a small chance that Newcastle could have a new owner by then, but it’s more likely that if Ashley is being straight then one of the four bidders will have acquired Newcastle by the end of January.

Here’s at least one report from the US that says the deal will happen and it could be that most of the details have already been agreed before Nickson traveled over here to seal the deal.

Signing Miguel Almiron would be a terrific acquisition for Newcastle and would help Rafa decide to stay on at Newcastle.

It will break Newcastle’s transfer record of  £17M we paid out for Michael Owen in 2005, two years before the iPhone was introduced – it’s such a long time ago.

Almiron’s Atlanta United take on Portland in the MLS final in Atlanta on Saturday and that’s likely to his last game for the club.

The Newcastle transfer target finished second in the MLS MVP (Most Valuable Player) voting behind his 25-year-old teammate Josef Martinez – the Venezuelan striker who scored 31 goals in 34 MLS games this season.

Maybe we should sign him too?

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12 comments so far

  • simon376

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Thanks Micky

    Let’s just hope something positive soon and all the action talk can stop and job well done by the magpie group

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    “It will break Newcastle’s transfer record of 17M ” – the link implies its a loan deal with an option to buy at end of season for £15M – phew – don’t want any record transfer deals.

    What position does his team mate, Josef Martinez, play. A double deal and also helps the player to settle in.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #3

    We have 2 loans already.

    We could purchase one to make room but I don’t see it, d9nt see his club loaning him either.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Really good news this, though it’s a loan with option to buy. As long as we eventually sign him it’s great. Though I think it’s possible for him to sign for another club if he impresses once his loan deal is over?

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Optimisix Panda- we can loan players from abroad but no more than two from the EPL.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Blacknwhitebarmy- He plays as a striker I think exactly what we need, but one thing at a time, beggars can’t be choosers. I am really surpriesed we’re actually gonna pull this one off. Maybe in the summer we could go for his teammate.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #7


    Is it not 2 in total?

    Either way I don’t see a loan happening when spurs arsenal and wham are interested in buying.

  • Geordie-john

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Don’t forget to include the OPTION TO BUY part of the deal

  • one fine day

    Dec 6, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    one fine day
    Dec 6, 2018 at 10:02 AM
    Comment #20
    Was same reviews were not great other than the lad in the lead roll but just the sense of what they were doing music wise does draw you in.
    As for the SBR movie had lad here in Aus all watch it ..zero connection to north East and all were blown away at how a geniene nice guy achieved so much

  • one fine day

    Dec 6, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Re freddy
    Saw them at st James in ( I think) 86
    Was at the old college of arts tech back then of Westgate road so even had the pleasure of hearing the sound checks in the afternoon while f@cking up a black current bavarois 🙂
    The show freddy put on was mind blowing …support that day also was some band called inxs ….. Recall they turned up late due to traffic on the A1 lol looking back maybe was more down to hutchence having some “downtime” at the gosforth park lol

  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 6, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #11

    one fine day, i was there too, great gig, third time I’d seen them, ’82 at Elland Road, ’84 at the NEC and ’86 at SJP.

  • Swanny

    Dec 6, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #12

    Freddie Mercury was brilliant, cracking show.
    INXS ……I think they lost some of their equipment in a motorway traffic accident, Michael Hutchins came on stage to apologise !


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