Newcastle Could Be Priced Out Of A Deal For Almiron


Newcastle are busy trying to do a deal for Miguel Almiron, but as we pointed out earlier today, his club Atlanta United want at least €30M for their playmaker, and they have been saying that for a while.

Whether they will get that for him is another matter.

Atlanta don’t need to sell Almiron for the money and are willing to keep the player in the US if they don’t get a substantial offer for their playmaker.

€30M is about £27M and would smash by £10M the biggest transfer fee ever paid out by Newcastle for Michael Owen back in 2005.

But the news in the Chronicle is that Managing Director Lee Charnley is busy negotiating a deal with Atlanta officials which can then hopefully be executed on January 1st so that Almiron arrives at the earliest possible opportunity next month.

Newcastle have not made any firm offer for the Paraguayan forward.

This is what Atlanta President Darren Eales (shown above) has said:

“Unless it is something that is a really serious offer, we will not consider it.”

“The offer has to start with a 3 for me to consider it.”

Eales also said there have been no offers for the playmaker, but Newcastle are said to have an advantage over other clubs – and that comes from Miguel’s father, Ruben.

It’s also been reported the player is keen to join Rafa Benitez on Tyneside.

That begs the question of whether Rafa will still be at the club come July of next year.

Rafa Benitez will be observing very carefully the negotiations to see just how much ambition current owner Mike Ashley has for the club – and how much he is willing to spend of Newcastle’s money next month.

We assume it’s not much, especially with new potential owners reportedly trying to buy the club.

That alone could affect Newcastle’s ability to bring Almiron to Newcastle next month.

What do you think?

Comments welcome


163 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Wonder if he will take 3 x £5 million over 3 years.

    Only seen what is on YouTube of this lad and I am sure ‘ Centre Parting ‘ was asked about him during a game he was commentating on, sure he said he would rather give Newcastle youngins a chance.

    But if Rafa wants him that will do for me.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed – Jib is hacking folk on the blog. You need to get him stopped.

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  • BenArfa the magician

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Pretty obvious we would be priced out, unless some miracle happens and the takeover is on and will be funded from the new owner.

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  • Jib

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Mister Tuff
    ” I did tell the twuth about being hacked. Fwog you are weally howibble”
    Booohooo.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Jib

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Tart

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  • Jib

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Cry baby

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Snidey scumbag.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #8

    I just cant believe this……

    We have tracked him for months in the press and still we are in the driving seat – normally some other team has moved in and signed them up within a week.

    No rumours of silly offers !

    In fact other that giving our ‘Head Scout’ (LOL what a job) a trip to USA, we have done nowt

    Another piece of evidence that Fatman will not be moving on!

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #9

    We just couldn’t get him over the line

    and of course we now move on to the cheaper options ……..

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  • Bambams

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #10

    BlackandWhiteBarmy

    I was told a few weeks ago there were three lists of targets end we have scouts looking at the ‘Poundland’ players. This was before the latest takeover was announced – so unless there is an agreement or change of heart from ashLIE …..

    Time will tell

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 12, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Easy lads…you’re not going to see other teams paying €30 M for this kid who plays in the States…

    The worrying part is that we have known for a long time that Atlanta wants serious money for him…so why are we still pursuing him if we cannot afford him?

    Seems to be a thing a Newcastle…wasting time drawing up an unrealistic shopping list

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #12

    If we don’t sign Almiron now, I despair of this moronic pr1ck of an owner!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Moonraker…Ashley is never going to spend € 30M on a player like Almiron! What makes you even think that in the first place?

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  • jane

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #14

    “Easy lads…you’re not going to see other teams paying €30 M for this kid who plays in the States…”

    that would be my perception too.

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  • jane

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #15

    “Moonraker…Ashley is never going to spend € 30M on a player like Almiron! ”

    i would be surprised if Rafa would either

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #16

    All in all if you pay peanuts you get

    HOSER / MANKINI

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib – stop making on you are a woman – Jane.
    Most disturbing behaviour. You need to see your doctor.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Jesper – they’ll be trying for some sort of “el cheapo” loan deal.

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  • jane

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #19

    €30M would probably smash the record for a player from the states by any team in the world.

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  • Vask

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Hiya weltch.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #21

    That’s what I fear Senor Tuff! E have heard from Atlanta that a loan deal is a no go!

    I just wonder why they cannot draw up a realistic shopping list for ones…

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #22

    *We have heard

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #23

    BlacknWhiteBarmy…if you pay cashews you get Andy Carroll 😉

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  • Vask

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Pound for pound cashews weigh more than Andy Carroll.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #25

    I will take a wild guess on this one.

    This deal is not going to happen.

    Surprised, fcuk no.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Come to think of it, what player would sign when the club have only won 3 games so far.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #27

    27 million ? Not a chance. Waste of time !

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  • Vask

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #28

    “Maybe it is just a smoke screen for us signing the old chestnut Nee Wan and slightly offensive French Caucasian Mikhailil Forqueueov.”

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  • jane

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #29

    CSKA do the double over Real and still finish bottom of their group.
    Real did the double over Roma and Roma did the double over CSKA, what a strange group.

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Our club is a joke thanks to Ashley. Please god make him sell up!

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  • ashleysmate

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #31

    I still can’t fathom why Ashley came out with that statement last week.
    I don’t buy that he’s diverting our attention /finding excuses not to spend any money.
    The guy is so thick skinned…ignorant, that he couldn’t give a flying pig what we think of him.
    He risks what reputation he’s got left with other people in the business, and is Kenyon just a patsy? I honestly don’t know but I still can’t think why he’s started this all over again…. Its enough to send you nuts

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  • Bladey

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Why r u Muppets even discussing this non event what r u lot on 25 to 30 million
    I would agree with u If it was 30 thousand and we offered him say £350 a week sorry I am getting ahead of myself I meant a month
    Your even dafter than I thought your stupidity knows no bounds
    ASH IN RAFA IN

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  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #33

    ROBO
    ?

    @RoboNufc1892
    31m31 minutes ago
    More
    BREAKING NEWS
    100% TRUSTWORTHY

    NUFC deal IS going through. 2 academy players just told is the first team were told today

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  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Don’t shoot the messenger.

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  • toon22

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Well if it’s some bloke from the internet says so I’m sold

    LoL

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Fake news

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #37

    You know frog, if the takeover does go through you’ll be the Toon version of Nigel Farage. You’ll have made yourself redundant.

    I can’t wait.

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Cheers Micky. And Online Guy earlier, too.

    Sounds promising Micky mate.

    toon22, we’re only here for one reason – because we are all slightly obsessive over what happens at NUFC. Of course we’re going to bring interesting snippets to the table. Of course some will give them more credence than others. Of course some of the things we hear on here will prove to be false.

    Who cares? Because if anything like a player acquisition or sale of the club happens, we’ll love it and we’ll know we were in from the start.

    If not, then fine, we’re all grown ups and we’ll move on.

    We don’t need you to continually whinge on about what may or may not be a lie. We know and besides, who cares?

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  • mac the jaffrey

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Dubai

    What makes that intriguingly interesting is that it’s backed up by someone else who independently gives the same ‘source’

    We can but wait and see eh……….

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  • mac the jaffrey

    Dec 12, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #40

    One of them does say he expects something to come out by Sunday evening.

    Man, my Newsnow refresh button is getting it this weekend

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