Benitez stirs Almiron to Newcastle rumours, fans react

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.

Almiron, who has scored 13 goals and added 11 assists this season, was heavily linked with both Newcastle and Arsenal earlier this month, and fans liked what they saw on Thursday.

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…

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