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Atlanta fans react as Miguel Almiron agent turns up at St James Park then says playmaker definitely coming to Premier League

8 months ago
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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.’

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