Miguel Almiron was in Paris yesterday with his agent to secure his work permit in person and complete the necessary paperwork which is merely a formality for the former MLS star player.
He’s a Paraguay International and made the MLS all-star team over the last two seasons so he should have no bother at all getting his visa – no need to worry about that.
Barreca was born in Italy in the European Union and therefore was able to immediately train and play with his new Newcastle players on Thursday and Friday of last week.
And he made his debut late in the game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.
The lads come back from training tomorrow after a tough last several weeks in which we played the five top sides in the league – Liverpool, Chelsea, the two Manchester clubs and Tottenham.
Miguel Almiron – ready for training tomorrow
And we did fairly well and kept above the relegation zone by 2 points but gained only the famous win against Man City in those five games.
Rafa should have almost a full squad training tomorrow with only Jonjo Shelvey now doubtful for the game at Wolves on Monday night.
After the Wolves game, we have another free weekend after being eliminated in the FA Cup so Rafa has lots of time to train with the full squad and our two new lads.
After Wolves, we play Burnley and Huddersfield within 4 days at home and those are two games we have to win.
By the end of this month let’s hope we have at least another two wins and then we could well be on our way to safety.