Loads of Newcastle fans have been giving their verdict on the £25m target Miguel Almiron, as the Paraguayan international guided Atlanta United into the MLS Cup final.
Plenty of Newcastle fans were keeping a keen eye on Atlanta United’s semi-final clash against New York Red Bulls on Thursday night, as MLS’s newest franchise has a star in the making.
Benitez added to the speculation in his pre-West Ham press conference on Friday, correcting a journalist on his pronunciation of the player’s name, while also refusing to rule out a January move.
The 25 year-old is electric on the ball, and he loves driving at defenders before picking an incisive pass.
He also has the work rate to function in a Rafael Benitez side, though the £25m valuation could be a huge stumbling block given Mike Ashley’s tendency to bargain hunt.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where plenty of fans are having their say on the rumours…
It is pronounced "just couldn't get it over the line".
— Black&WhitePimpernel (@toonvista) November 30, 2018
Worth every penny if his signing convinced Rafa that the club support his ambition.
— Chutney (@andy_emmers) November 29, 2018
Finally we are replacing N’zogbia
— Cesar Gazpilicueta (@EdenGazard) November 29, 2018
Yeah, Geordie living in Atlanta. He’s a much better Perez who can finish
— JackGurr (@Gurrich26) November 29, 2018
Worth every penny as long as he is better than Perez and judging by his current form that should be no problem
— Ż3ß⚽ (@Zeb_White_) November 29, 2018
Yes I think so, I’ve seen him play live and he’s a cut above. Of course it’s hard to know for sure. Yedlin has done well coming from MLS, although took him a while to settle. I think if Rafa sees him as PL quality then he is.
— Chris Colwell (@ChrisX666) November 30, 2018
He’s a canny player. Proper number 10, likes to roam a bit. All left foot. Not sure anyone in @MLS is worth 25 million quid, like!
— Gavin Richmond (@gavthegeordie) November 30, 2018
He’s well worth it. Absolute Quality.
A difference maker.
However, I can’t see @NUFC putting that kind of wedge down for an unproven player with no right foot. An organization far bolder than ours will take him and, in my opinion, will get an absolute gem.
— Elless Durgleton (@Dugmontis) November 30, 2018
As a NUFC and AUFC fan, definitely worth it, he’s fabulous. But Ashley will never splash the cash.
— Steve Hilliard (@flowmanuga) November 30, 2018
— Rob Keenleyside (@Robkeenleyside9) November 30, 2018