web analytics



Agent Spouts Off On Magpie Possibly Leaving Newcastle Next Summer



Miguel Almiron won’t feature for Paraguay tomorrow when they take on Bolivia in their next 2022 World Cup qualifier. The midfielder was outstanding in Paraguay’s 1-1 draw at Argentina last week before receiving a late yellow card that made him ineligible for Tuesday’s match.

Almiron has started the last three matches for Newcastle in a deeper midfield role as Steve Bruce experimented with a 5-3-1-1 formation. With him not playing tomorrow, he should be fresh for Saturday’s match against Chelsea.

There are some interesting comments coming out of Paraguay from Miguel’s agent Daniel Campos. The agent told a Paraguayan radio station that Atletico Madrid was interested in Almiron, though a bid was never made. He also stated that but for Covid-19, Miguel would be plying his trade elsewhere.


Here are the comments as published in The Chronicle:

“Miguel Almirón was being observed by Atletico Madrid but no offer was made. When everything returns to normal, Miguel will take a leap in quality.

“Miguel’s work rate at Newcastle and Paraguay has been great. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, he would’ve been elsewhere. Perhaps he would like to play on a team that has a lot of possession. Maybe in June, he’ll make that jump.”

While these comments seem explosive, there’s been no offers for Almiron just yet. When he signed with Newcastle in January of 2019, he signed a five-and-a-half year deal so there’ll still be three years left on the contract next summer.

Miggy has been the consummate professional at Newcastle. Despite undergoing a rough patch last season before bagging his first goal, he’s always had the right attitude.

There could be some frustration on Miguel’s part with the playing style under Bruce. That’s definitely understandable as it’s been a ‘work in progress’ since Bruce took the helm.

However, he’s very popular with his teammates, and Bruce has raved about coaching him. We don’t see him pushing for a move. However, if an offer does come in that suits both him and the club, that could a different story.


235 comments so far

  • Mund

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #1

    hibbit that’s a bit of a defeatist attitude and his agent shouldn’t be saying shit like that to the media. Agents are leeches in the football world

    3
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Keep The Bruce and lose Miggy

    Or

    Keep miggy and axe The Bruce.

    Get the Poll sorted Neil

    19
  • Darnik

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Agents just want the pay day that comes with a lucrative transfer

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #4

    BSIB will be on soon to tell us Miggy isn’t going anywhere as he’s under contract.

    2
  • Not another deJong

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Might see a bit more of Fraser now

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #6

    I think there would be severe repercussions under a former manager for one’s agent blabbing off like that. Let’s see what The Bruce has to say.

    4
  • Darnik

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ve been a fan of Miggy ever since he signed even when he wasn’t getting goals or assists you can see the effort he puts in every time he plays

    17
  • Great White Hunter

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #8

    This sums up Bruce, on Saturday he watches Crewe,s midfielder Ryen Wintle, now possibly our best midfielder wants away…..but as Hibitt mentions it is possible his agent just doing his job !

    8
  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Mund defeatist………are you for real,
    the agents telling the club in no uncertain terms that Miggy isn’t happy, it’s up to the club to sort it, Miggy has gone backwards onder Bruce and “his” agent has just confirmed he knows it ,

    24
  • Mund

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Alarming that he said he would of already been off if it wasn’t for the pandemic.

    I had no idea he was unsettled and fair play to the lad he still always works his socks off

    4
  • Mund

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Do you not think the club already knows hibbit?

    Considering he said he would already of been gone

    2
  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Mund
    well if they do they do not appear to be doing enough to put whatever the problem is right or the agent wouldn’t have felt the need to open his mouth if his client was happy

    8
  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Coming Home,

    I see you opened a book on my identity last night.

    You’ve got Bladey in as favourite??!!

    You wound me sir!

    Anyhoo, can I have a tenner on Tsunki at 5/1

    23
  • Mund

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #14

    hibbit when has this regime done anything right or ever done enough?

    1
  • Mund

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #15

    I don’t hold any grudge on any player that chooses to leave this unambitious club that’s the sad state of affair Ashley has us in

    10
  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Mund i agree and that’s even more reason for the agent to look after his client,

    2
  • WLtoon

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #17

    News about Miggy not being happy is no surprise, it makes me sick how Bruce can leave him out of the starting 11 and instead play Hendrick.
    If certain players are getting hacked off, and i think they are, then it will cause a split in the camp, something which will put a severe dent in the togetherness which has helped us through most seasons of late.

    16
  • Mund

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Still doesn’t sit right hibbit as I can’t stand agents in the game as they hardly ever have the players best interest at heart

    1
  • Rombo mag

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Bard

    You know something we don’t 😉

    1
  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #20

    i think it was the Hendrick/Miggy situation that turned BSIB against Bruce, Miggy should be one of the first names on that team sheet yet Henrick was keeping out,
    a crazy decision from a totally out of his depth manager ,

    21
  • geordietom

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Bants of bensham bank ..

    2
  • geordietom

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #22

    rom …

    aye he cant own up who he is/was ///

    1
  • Rombo mag

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #23

    GT

    How’s your lass getting on mate ?

    0
  • triggerman

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #24

    And then it all went BOOM

    0
  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Mund your hatred for agents in general is clouding your judgement,
    in this instance i think the agents letting the world know his client isn’t happy, and weather you like it or not that’s his job,

    4
  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #26

    got to go teatime in the hibbit household,
    stay safe have a good night all,

    3
  • Tsunki

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #27

    And so the bard joins guess the name
    Of a dozen odd posters who will it be?
    I’m pretty rubbish at the rhyming game
    So I’d save your tenner if you thought it was me.

    3
  • geordietom

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Rom …

    shes a bit rough at the moment after the operation but thats to be expected mate …

    only spoke on the phone she sounds like ET, PMSFL LMFAO…

    1
  • Rombo mag

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Hibbit

    Night mate take care 🙂

    0
  • Mund

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #30

    hibbit I guess just initial reaction and reminds me of how shit our situation is right now

    3
  • Tsunki

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Leave him be he can’t help being agentophibic there’s a lot of it about.

    0
  • Rombo mag

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #32

    GT

    Well at least she’s ok bud , that’s all that matters thumbs up emoji 🙂

    1
  • geordietom

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #33

    rom …

    yepppp as dave says , and thanks for asking mate …

    1
  • Tsunki

    Nov 16, 2020 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Agents are usually the voice of their next bugatti purchase or yacht down payment making demands on them, but sometimes they are the inner dialogue of the contractually – gagged client. In this case I think the latter.

    1
  • Rombo mag

    Nov 16, 2020 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #35

    GT

    No worries mate , when’s she home ?

    0
  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2020 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Bensham

    You can have 33/1 on tsunki
    Bladey has come in to 1/2 on

    1
  • Tsunki

    Nov 16, 2020 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Thing is I think might would certainly suit the Spanish league with the workrate he’s developed here he would probably be a literal runaway success.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Nov 16, 2020 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Might of course means miggy.

    0
  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 16, 2020 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Darnik

    I think it was Nicky the ball tosser I was discussing our MF shortcomings recently but my take on it was Miggy has lost his smile and Lobby is wading in treacle at the mo.

    7
  • Mund

    Nov 16, 2020 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Tom glad to hear the missus is doing ok

    0
1 2 3 6


You must log in to post a comment.