Newcastle make big move in race to sign Miguel Almiron

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According to ChronicleLive, Newcastle United requirement chief Steve Nickson will travel to the United States at some point in the next week to hold discussions with Atlanta United over a move for Miguel Almiron.

What’s the story?

It does appear that Almiron will leave Atlanta in January, but the destination of the Paraguay international is up in the air.

Newcastle have been strongly linked with a move, although Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are also believed to be interested.

The 24-year-old has managed 13 goals and 13 assists in his last 36 appearances for Atlanta, and it is not a surprise that a number of clubs are interested.

Almiron’s agent Daniel Campos has recently been quoted as saying that he and and his client were in attendance for Newcastle’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth earlier this month.

Now, according to ChronicleLive, Newcastle’s head of recruitment Nickson is set to travel to the United States for talks with both Atlanta and Campos.

How will this one end?

Almiron, who plays as an attacking midfielder, is valued at £25m by Atlanta, according to ChronicleLive.

It seems unlikely that Newcastle will pay that amount in the January transfer window, with the Magpies seemingly hopeful of negotiating a new price.

Newcastle have been linked with a move throughout this season, but there is no question that they will face competition for his signature.

It is a good time to open talks with the 5ft 9in attacker’s agent, however, when considering that the team have won their last three Premier League matches.

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Newcastle made a very poor start to the 2018-19 campaign, but are now seemingly moving in the right direction.

And a mid-season move for the talented Almiron would go a long way to potentially securing another top-half finish come the end of the season.