Atlanta United, Newcastle Agree on Miguel Almiron Transfer

Newcastle complete Almiron signing and Barreca loan			
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"The left back/left wing back position is one we've been looking to strengthen for a while and he's an Italy under-21 worldwide who we know has quality, good delivery and is good going forward", said Benitez.

"We know that MLS is a different challenge to the Premier League but he has the potential to do what we are expecting and what we need". Almiron, who was a vital part of Atlanta's success in its first two seasons in MLS, will play for Rafa Benitez after scoring 22 goals and adding 30 assists in two regular seasons and playoff campaigns under Tata Martino.

"We were following Miguel Almiron for a while, and we saw a player with some pace in attack, who can play behind the striker".

"He is a committed athlete who gives his all to the game and is loved by our fans as a player and as a person". Though, are we a little bit short on wingers without him?

Reports on Wednesday said that the Magpies had agreed a fee of around £21 million with Atlanta United for the 24-year-old midfielder, before he underwent a medical.

Reports: Atlanta United, Newcastle Agree on Miguel Almiron Transfer

Almiron was nominated for the MVP award in MLS in 2018, having quickly established himself as one of the league's standout stars after arriving at the expansion side the previous season.

The Paraguay worldwide is coming off a huge season with Atlanta, scoring 13 goals and laying on 13 assists as he helped lead them to an MLS Cup triumph. In addition to the Best XI and All-Star selections, Almirón was named the MLS Latin American Player of the Year, the MLS Player of the Month in April and was a seven-time MLS Team of the Week selection.

"At last", he said on Match of the Day.

One remaining issue here is the fee, with the suggestion that Newcastle have broken their transfer record to sign the silky-skilled Paraguayan.

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