Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after Miguel Almiron took part in his first training session with his new teammates, following a £20m move from MLS Cup winners Atlanta in the January transfer window.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 6, 2019
The Paraguay international’s arrival on Tyneside has been met with huge excitement from the Magpies’ fanbase, who have been starved of marquee signings for years – Almiron’s arrival finally broke the previous club-record fee set in 2005 when Michael Owen arrived in a £17m deal.
At 24 years of age, Almiron attracted Newcastle’s interest after a stunning season in which he helped Atlanta win the MLS Cup, scoring 12 goals and recording 14 assists in 32 starts from an attacking midfield role.
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Almiron has only just started training as he needed to travel to Paris to collect his visa in order to play in England, and Newcastle fans on Twitter have expressed their excitement at seeing the mercurial No.10 strut his stuff in his new colours…
Almiron like lightning???⚫⚪can’t wait for his debut
— Sam Smith (@SamSmit04952115) February 6, 2019
Almirón looks electric???
— owen™️ (@Shep_NUFC) February 6, 2019
Did Almiron just out muscle Lascelles? Kid has some acceleration, going to need it when we rely on the counter. cant wait to see #WorAlmiron
— K H A N – Z (@angryZK) February 6, 2019
Looks quick. Hoping he starts for us against wolves on monday.
— Simon (@LittleHenryD) February 6, 2019
Can tell by how he swings his arms and lifts his legs he’s gonna be unreal
— Micky Bennett (@Mickavelli) February 6, 2019
Invest 100 billion on training ground to keep the man happy
— Ben Simpson (@BenjamSimpson) February 6, 2019
He can play on real grass not just Astro turf baller #WorAlmiron
— Angry Ghosted Girl (@AngryGhosted) February 6, 2019
Poor lad looks fooking freezing ? WELCOME TO THE TOON
— Awp (@Toonlad89) February 6, 2019