According to The Chronicle, Miguel Almiron’s father has claimed that Newcastle United are currently leading the race to sign the Atlanta United’s star’s signature in the upcoming January transfer window, but Southampton must join the chase for the South American talent.
The 24-year-old would be a fine addition for the Magpies, who look to be in pole position to land the attacking midfielder. As per the aforementioned report, Almiron’s father stated that “he will definitely go to England, what’s left to be decided is to what club but Newcastle is the one with the advantage.”
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The 13-cap Paraguay international is certainly ready for a switch to the Premier League. At this stage in his career, it is the right move for Almiron to make.
Almiron should attract the interest of plenty of top flight English outfits. Newcastle may currently be leading the way, but they should not be allowed to sign the MLS man unchallenged. Southampton would be wise to fight for Almiron’s signature themselves.
New Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl will be fully aware that the squad now at his disposal desperately lacks creativity and midfield goal threat.
Almiron’s 2018 return of 13 goals and 13 assists from 37 MLS outings suggests that he could bring some much-needed end product to St Mary’s Stadium. His vision and ability to carve out goalscoring opportunities for his teammates means that he could also help to bring the best out of the likes of Danny Ings, Charlie Austin and Manolo Gabbiadini.
What do you think, Saints fans, would Almiron be a wise winter buy?