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Newcastle Closing In On Top January Transfer Target


Newcastle have been linked with Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron for over 18 months, and he has been a standout player in the MLS in the states.

The 24-year-old 12 times capped Paraguay International seems precisely the type of player Rafa is looking for – one who can both make goals and score goals and he is a creative player.

The Chronicle are reporting today that Steve Nickson, Head of Recruitment, is traveling to the US next week to start discussions with Atlanta United and his agent over his potential transfer to Newcastle in January.

Certainly, if Newcastle can land this player, he would be a great signing, and we assume Rafa will also be speaking to the player on the telephone when Stave is in Atlanta.

This could be promising because his agent Daniel Campos attended the Newcastle vs Bournemouth game.

But his reps also talked to Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and West Ham when they were in England.

Miguel Almiron – talks with Atlanta to begin soon

The star’s agent Daniel Campos also spoke to La Liga clubs while there is also some interest from Serie A.

Miguel will not come cheap, and £25M is the price Atlanta want for their attacking midfielder, and that would break Newcastle’ record transfer fee of about £17M for Michael Owen back in 2005.

If we can get him into the club in January, Rafa may even be convinced that Mike Ashley will start supporting him in the transfer market.

Almiron and Atlanta are still in the MLS playoffs at the moment but would be available to travel to Newcastle and sign in early January if we can get a deal agreed.

Almiron is still involved in the MLS playoffs with his team winning the first semi-final leg 3-0 against the NY Red Bulls last Sunday in Atlanta: the second leg will be played tonight.

Almiron would be a stellar buy for Newcastle, and Mike Ashley must start bringing in top players for Rafa if the manager is to stay long-term on Tyneside.

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Comments welcome.

Note: Three Newcastle fans are launching an unofficial children’s book – ABC with NUFC – this Friday.
The book is an A-Z of the great and the good of Newcastle United. They’re also launching a competition to win one of five copies of the book.
All you have to do is guess which trumpet playing former midfielder takes the letter Nn?
Here’s where you can try to win a book.


7 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Nov 29, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    seems to me like a lot of PR bullshit

    Steve Nickson, Head of Recruitment, traveling to the US next week to start discussions with Atlanta United and his agent over his potential transfer to NUFC in January for a fee of £25m LOL ❓

    if we are interested why broadcast it now pure PR 😮

    This has KEITH BISHOP written all over it 😛

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  • Jib

    Nov 29, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #2

    cough Nolberto cough

    1
  • geordietom

    Nov 29, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #3

    dunno …

    might be something in it …

    dont think ASHLEY’S spin doctors got owt to do with it … i think RAFA has identified him as a player he would like to play for wor team …

    £ 25 million would ASHLEY pay that much ?

    we dont know whats going on behind the scenes as its been awful quiet for weeks now about this so called takeover …

    i dont think PETER KENYON would lend himself to RUMOURS …

    i think we will all wake up one morning and it will be splashed all over the tabloids sky sports ect …

    cant come quick enough for me ( and every body else who supports wor beloved club…

    anyway gotta go shopping with wor lass …

    be good be safe

    4
  • mactoon

    Nov 29, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Another absolute non starter. Too much money for Ashley and we will no doubt put in a very low bid and he will go to another club. God, how many times have I said that!

    7
  • marshy

    Nov 29, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #5

    ashley’s wallet would have a heart attack paying that amount out.

    6
  • 9

    Nov 29, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #6

    No chance.
    No chance,
    No chance.
    No chance.
    No chance………and so on

    3
  • scout

    Nov 30, 2018 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Not interested, unless he can play the trumpet ?

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