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‘Newcastle Revolution’ Sees Agent Change His Tune Over Client’s Future



Early last season, when Miguel Almiron was away on international duty with Paraguay, his agent Daniel Campos stirred up a hornet’s nest with comments he made to the Paraguayan press. The agent hinted that Almiron was primed for a big move at the end of the season.

Here is a refresher on those comments from last November:

“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.”

The comments came up during then NUFC head coach Steve Bruce’s press conference that week. Bruce gave one of his more memorable responses in saying:

“The agent is an amateur who is looking to make a fast buck. I couldn’t miss them because they were that outrageous.

“It’s a two bob agent and it was amateurish It’s hugely disrespectful to his client.

“Had it been Miguel Almiron coming to see me that is different.”

Fast forward to this week and El Gol Digital has a report that La Liga’s Elche has Almiron in their sights for a move this summer. Elche is a yo-yo club of sorts who as recently as 2017 were in the Spanish third division largely due to financial difficulties.

Elche are currently in 15th after narrowly staying up last season by winning their final two fixtures. This is hardly the level of club Campos was referencing just under a year ago. He’s suddenly changed his tune in regards to his client’s future.

Paraguayan journalist Juan Coronel has tweeted the following response from Campos to the Elche link. It translates to: “It is unlikely (going to Elche). We will see if he leaves because he is one of the pillars of the revolution of Newcastle ”

Amiron has struggled at Newcastle after showing promising signs under Rafa Benitez. Bruce just never figured out how to get the best out of the 27-year-old. Hopefully, our next manager can turn Miggy into a ‘pillar of the revolution’.

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168 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Hmmm funny that !

    2
  • coming home

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Seriously I can’t stop laughing at Essex posts
    What a legend we should all have his sense of humour

    2
  • sparky55

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #3

    GOOD LAD MIGGY!

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #4

    4231 in January, under schmick new management, with new additions at centre-back, left-back, attacking central mid, and proper cover for Wilson.

    Puhleeeeaaaase!

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  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost:

    Mund

    Can’t say cheers to you for the link with that bloke’s arse in it. That a sight I can’t ever un-see. You could have parked a bike in that crack…

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  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Scythe

    Aye maybe I should of left a warning 😆

    1
  • coming home

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Mund

    Can I pick my bike up in the morning mate

    1
  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t mention “Elche” one of the kids had a house in Spain, three times we went to Elche ( once by mistake ) and with the one way system i took hours to get out. With me giving directions , pre sat nav days. Tell you what I’m surprised one f us wasn’t murdered. I did know they had a football team.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #9

    They also have the most palm trees in the World.

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  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Surprised Joachim Löw‘s name hasn’t been mentioned by any of the newspapers yet (as far as I know). He’s been out of work for four months now. I know he was taking a break from football, but could he be tempted to come back for us?

    Not saying I want him, just got me thinking when someone said earlier we could end up with a manager whose name hasn’t even been mentioned yet.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Scythe noo not that German who scratches himself then sticks his fingers up his nose. I’M NOT HAVING HIM AT MY CLUB

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Or is it some one else. In that case sorry

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #13

    I wonder if the team are fitter after all the days training, it may not help against Chelsea, but we may be able to play the whole ninety minutes, without flagging. And it will certainly help going onto next games.

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  • coming home

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Carltoon

    Yes it’s that German scratcher

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  • SholaShow

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Fitness takes a while. A week won’t be enough to make drastic improvements physically, but mentally they will hopefully be much sharper after 5 days training.

    After the international break we will hopefully see marked improvement now we’re a full-time outfit again.

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  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #16

    carltoon

    Aye, you’re right. That was him. Like I said, I don’t want him as manager, I was just throwing out another name that I hadn’t seen anyone mention on here previously 🙂

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Man City finally lose in the league Cup, what a job Moyes is doing.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Scythe, ha ha I thought, oh! He’s so horrible,

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  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #19

    With all this extra training and stuff I’m hoping we’ll be a little tighter at the back. Chelsea have had trouble fully integrating Lukaku into their current system and when he was injured last weekend they played much better without him. Can’t decide if I’ll be happy to see him back on Saturday or not. He’s certainly a handful for most defences.

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  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Scythe

    I just can’t get that image of Joachim Löw itching his butt then having a wee sniff 😆

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  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #21

    carltoon

    What he did was pretty minging, wasn’t it? No way I’d shake his hand if I met him. Don’t know where it’s just been.

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  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Scythe

    Just look how Benteke ran us ragged being a strong ox so I’d be a bit worried with Lukaku

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail, Moyes has been fantastic since he took over West Ham, just goes to show how good he really was at Everton, with very little money, now he’s getting better players, pity he went to ManU

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  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Mund

    Serves you right for making me see that bloke’s arse then. We’ll call it even now 🙂

    2
  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Ah carltoon mentioned it trust her 😉

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  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Scythe touché 😆

    1
  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Mund

    Aye, Lukaku is a great forward. Loved watching him for Inter. It’ll take a little time for him to fully settle at Chelsea and for them to use him to his full potential. I’d still be terrified of seeing his name on the team sheet though. That lad has an eye for goal.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Please lads, no more about that Low bloke, he didn’t just have a wee sniff, he stuck his fingers right up his nostrils. That’s it no more he’s horrible.

    1
  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Very true Scythe but tbf there’s a fair few in that team to be worried about. Just hope Jones has them set up well as we know we can defend for our life’s when needed.

    I’d love Martinez from Inter he would light this place up

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  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Moyes is a quality manager. It was always going to be tough for anyone replacing Ferguson at Man U after all he’d achieved with them. Moyes was on a hiding to nothing in that job. He’s more than proven himself at Everton and West Ham though.

    3
  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Rumour has it he had a lick in the tunnel 😉

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  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Still reckon nobody really knows, but latest “news” appears to be an Overmars/Favre combo.

    Alts, Campos/Favre, Wilcox/Favre, Overmars/Gerard, Campos/Fonseca, Rafa/Gerard, or just Rafa to begin with.

    Glad I’m not a betting man, wouldn’t know where to start! 😆

    Still reckon decision is made and paperwork being finalised as we speak.

    I think announcement may be kept until post match on Saturday. We already had the “softer” side of our new team on show in letting Bruce have his 1k game.

    It’s possible they wouldn’t make any announcement that could interfere with the preparation of GJ and the team, so tell the team post training, Friday or even Sat pre match, then announce after game. But there again, what the hell do I know? 🙂

    1
  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Scythe I’ve never laughed so much for a long time,

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  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Martínez would be a canny signing. He’s scored 54 in 143 for Inter and 5 in 11 hands this season. Not sure how he’d do in this league but I’d love to give him a try. I thought Timo Werner was going to be a hit for Chelsea after watching him in the Bundesliga, but he’s looked short of confidence since he signed for them. Always hard to say how a player will adapt to a new league.

    1
  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #35

    I shook Löw’s hand and I thought it was very warm. I asked him where it had been and he said ‘between two pillows’ and then I realised that THOSE WEREN’T PILLOWS!!!

    Planes, Trains & Automobiles is one of my favourite movies 🙂

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  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Scythe

    Amazing film one of my faves too. You just can’t beat the comedy actors of the 90s.

    John Candy especially but loved Steve Martin as well.

    2
  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Bob, like all of us, we just have to keep guessing, I’m so impatient, I just want to know who it’s going to be. It must be a hell of a job though, they need to get it right first time

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  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #38

    To avoid my nerves being shredded on Saturday, I think I’ll watch England/Australia in the cricket and watch the match late Sat evening when sky put the full 90mins on.

    The alternative is watch the match on a dodgy Stream and record the cricket for later.

    Think I’ll stick with plan A. 🙂

    1
  • Scythe

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #39

    carltoon

    Glad you’ve had a little chuckle 🙂

    1
  • Mund

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #40

    I love our new owners

    Newcastle United FC
    @NUFC
    A powerful and inspirational message.

    Football is for everyone.

    Newcastle United is right with you, Josh. Black heartWhite heart

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NUFC/status/1453459662519537671

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