Newcastle United are currently in the 15th position on the Premier League table and are hoping to avoid any involvement in a relegation battle at the end of the season. Their struggle to stay afloat in the Premier League is evident from just the one win in their last eight games.
The Magpies are in need of a number of reinforcements this season to beef up their squad and have been keeping their tabs on a number of players. According to The Guardian, one of them is Paraguayan attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron, who is currently plying his trade for the MLS outfit Atalanta United.
There has been an acute dearth of goalscorers this season at the Tyneside club with the likes of Joselu and Ayoze Perez misfiring throughout the season. Though Almiron would not be a like-for-like replacement for the duo in the Newcastle United lineup, his attacking skills and ability to score goals from a variety of ranges could come handy for Rafa Benitez’s side if they can land him.
The player scored 13 goals in the last term and backed it up with 13 assists as well. He has been one of the top stars in the MLS since his arrival at Atalanta United and has earned rave reviews from a number of experts.
His potential arrival at Newcastle United would not only provide them with a new impetus in the attacking midfield but also would take a lot of load off the shoulders of Salomon Rondon, who has done the bulk of scoring for the Magpies this season so far.
Nonetheless, it would be tough for a financially challenged club like Newcastle United to fulfil the wage demands of the Paraguayan midfield star, who is currently on £100,000-a-week at his current club, as per the reports. However, with the Magpies desperate for a revival in their race for survival in the top tier, a loan move could be a good option for both the parties.
From the player’s point of view as well, it would be an excellent opportunity to showcase his prowess in one of the top leagues in the world. So it could be a win-win situation for both the parties involved if the deal goes through this month.
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