After breaking the bank in the January transfer window, Newcastle United’s record signing Miguel Almiron has hit the ground running.
The Paraguay international, previously of Atlanta United in the MLS, was signed by Mike Ashley’s Newcastle for a record fee of £21 million eclipsing the £16 million transfer of Michael Owen.
In the 2018 season, Almiron played 37 times for Atlanta United in their MLS campaign contributing to 24 goals, scoring 13 and assisting 11.
In 2017, Almiron played 31 times where he played a part in 17 goals, scoring nine and assisting eight. Based on his previous form and record in goal involvement, Newcastle United fans will be licking their lips in anticipation of what he can do in their relegation fight.
Despite not having scored or assisted in eight premier league matches, Almiron has had a significant impact for the magpies bringing the Newcastle faithful to their feet whenever he gets the ball.
— Hilmy Lightning Shawwal (@shawwal_96) April 5, 2019
Most commonly playing on the left of a four-man midfield for Newcastle, Almiron has been described as a versatile attacking midfielder with the ability to branch across the field and even feature up front.
Regardless of where he is playing, his energy and hunger for involvement sees him frequently involved in game play. Making his debut as a substitute, Almiron has gone on to start seven premier league games since then.
It is clear that Newcastle have invested wisely and found themselves a special player in Miguel Almiron who will undoubtedly open his Newcastle account soon.