The Bournemouth match saw Daniel Campos in the crowd at St James Park, agent of Miguel Almiron, he watched on as Newcastle won 2-1 heading into the international break.

Newcastle have been linked with the Paraguayan playmaker for some time now, each of the last three windows there has been claims of transfer interest.

On the day that Newcastle beat Bournemouth nine days ago, it was revealed that NUFC had sent people to watch Atlanta United playing New York City.

Miguel Almiron starred yet again, scoring the second goal in a 3-1 victory.

In 62 MLS starts (plus 3 as a sub), Miguel Almiron has scored 22 goals and got 19 assists, involved in 41 goals in the 65 matches.

After being seen at St James Park, Almiron’s agent told AM 1080 in Paraguay:

“There is interest in Miguel Almiron and Oscar Romero.

“I’m in the process of working in England and here are two or three clubs interested in Almiron.

“There’s nothing concrete but certainly Almiron will play in the Premier League.”

Over seventy thousand watched Almiron star against New York City and now some of them have been commenting on what looks now an all but certain move to England.

Some interesting comments below and a number of themes emerge.

The main one is that Atlanta United fans obviously rate Miguel Almiron. However, they see him as not being ready to go straight into one of the top PL clubs, instead one where he will stand a chance of regular football when making the step up.

Also, it is interesting to see the culture in football over there, where the fans in America can actually see it as a good thing if their best player moves to the Premier League, as it gives them a special extra interest in the English top tier AND makes them more desirable to young up and coming players, if it shown their MLS club can be a route to eventually playing in the Premier League.

Atlanta United fans commenting on Miguel Almiron heading to the Premier League on Reddit:

 ‘I could see Almiron playing with Southampton, filling the 10 role that Tadic left.’

‘Yes! Then Liverpool will buy him. I like this scenario.’

‘Honestly, as much as I love the guy, I’d be disappointed if he DIDN’T go to Europe, unless he has a true change of heart Prem will be good.

Winter Transfer?’

‘I thought he was basically going to Spurs. Was that just a rumour?’

‘Just a rumour. He’s been linked to West Ham and Arsenal as well.’

‘He’s not good enough yet for Spurs or Arsenal.’

‘The early Newcastle link last year had me buzzin.

We need him so badly its disgusting.

Watching Ayoze Perez stumble through 90 mins every week just to watch miggy kill it later in the evening is maddening.’

‘He’d be behind a lot of more talented players at Spurs, and that’s a lot of money for depth and an unproven premier league player.

That being said I’d love to see it.’

‘Sending a player to premier league should be the goal of an MLS club. First, there is financial windfall, and it’s WAY easier to sign an up-and-coming star when you are a proven stepping stone.’

‘Yay, I’ll finally be able to have a non-artificial-feeling fandom for a EPL club!’

‘He’ll probably go, but he’s earned the chance to play in a better league. I hope he goes out with a chunk of the MLS championship cup, in tow. I’ll sure love watching him reap havoc on Saturday mornings.’

‘I want him to start in the prem not just go and be there.’

‘I’ll have a team to cheer for in the EPL then.’

‘There’s always a team playing against Chelsea.’

‘I’m sorry, I know you’re joking, but I don’t see what you’re getting at?’

‘Chelsea is scum.’

  • Wor Lass

    If he was at that game then the lad`s probably going to Bournemouth.

    • Paul Patterson

      More ambition and money there..

      • Wor Lass

        More money … being spent.

  • Steven05

    I quite like their comments – they sound pretty clued up!

    • Leazes.

      I found them quite odd….. they want their star player to better himself elsewhere, they have large crowds at Atlanta, but yes they are aware of Europe too.

      • Peaky

        If it comes off..(which it probably won’t ) Ryder won’t be able to contain himself with the headline…”The Man From Atlanta”….

        • Wor Lass

          Nice one – he`d probably turn out to be Duff(y).

          • Peaky

            Crikey….we’ve already had one 💩 Duff to last us a lifetime…

      • Steven05

        They don’t like Chelsea!

        • Peaky

          Neither did Elvis Costello in the 70’s….he didn’t want to go there….

      • Ram Kishore

        Becuz they are not odd but pragmatic and sensible.

      • Wor Lass

        they sound like they`re Brit ex-pats. They probably only follow Atalanta because it`s the only thing on offer.

        • Ram Kishore

          The team must be pretty much a representative of the entire state of Georgia ig

          • Wor Lass

            I`m sure, but those comments just sound like they`re from brits steeped in PL rivalries.

          • Ram Kishore

            Cherry picked comments wor lass.
            In the first few comments, there was a comment made by a Nufc fan ig. Could be a kid.
            These comments doesn’t tell us much

      • KennySamsung

        You getting carried away with nonsensicle news during the international break? .. not like you!

  • JohnnyH

    He’ll end up somewhere else now they’ve realised we’re not London.

    • Peaky

      West Ham will do their party piece and put a bid in no doubt….they always do when it’s us involved.

    • Leazes.

      We are a London Club…. unlike most clubs based in London.

  • Paul Patterson

    Watford or Palace then..

  • mentalman

    He doesn’t sound like rafa’s kind of no10

    • Ram Kishore

      What is Rafa’s No 10?
      Just being curious about your point.

      • steve

        Someone who puts in a lot of effort but doesn’t have much quality, Perez, Muto, Kuyt.

        • Ram Kishore

          Not necessarily ig. If Rafa could get his hands on players who are more creative and hard-working he would want them. It’s just those players are limited or hard to get for different reasons. He wouldn’t say no to a player like William( hard-working and creative). It’s upto the scouting team to get a player like that for him.

      • mentalman

        He wants his number 10s to be an extra midfielder rather than a second striker.

        • Ram Kishore


  • robbersdog

    The standard of the MLS is nowhere near that of the Prem, and it would be a hell of a step up for the lad.

    Put it like this…if he joins us, he won’t be jumping straight into the first team picture like a seasoned Premier League player would.

    • Paul Patterson

      That’s my fear as well. You’d have to be getting the best of the best of the MLS.

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        he’ll probably be voted Most Valuable Player this year. So we would be getting the best of the best (not that we’d ever get him).

  • Kenny

    2 bits i liked, Chelsea are scum, Perez stumbles through 90 mins.
    Nufc have watched him through 3 windows, is he the new Bas Dost

    • Wor Lass

      Das Boot and the Man from Atlantis – quite a double bill.

  • NUFCDan

    My thoughts would be if he does come it will be over the winter break on loan, like Landon Donovan used to for Everton. If Fatty wouldn’t spend £20m on the forward we desperately needed all summer, he’s hardly going to take a punt on a luxury player in January who plays in a league that’s at a similar standard to League 2.

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      didn’t they do away with short term loans?

  • KennySamsung

    Sounds like hype to me to see who is interested. Rather see one of the youngsters get a game than an American B movie soccer star.. what a calamity! Hooray for f***n Hollywood!

  • DeadToiler

    MLS must be equivalent to the Championship at best. Full of players over the hill who wouldn’t get a game in Europe

    • NUFCDan

      Look at Bradley Wright-Philips, decent enough in League 1, superstar in the MLS.