Reported Newcastle United have offered $28m for Miguel Almiron
It is now reported that Newcastle United have bid $28m (approx £22m) for Miguel Almiron.
The 24 year old playmaker has long been linked with a move to Tyneside and that has intensified in recent weeks, especially since the player signed off his season by lifting the MLS Cup with Atlanta United on Saturday.
It is El Intransigente in Argentina who are reporting the alleged $28m (£22) bid.
Miguel Almiron first started getting noticed when he moved to play in Argentina in 2015 from his native Paraguay, playing for Lanus before moving on to Atlanta United for £7m in early 2017.
The Paraguyan playmaker scored 13 goals this season with 11 assists for Atlanta this 2018 season and altogether in the MLS, Miguel Almiron has started 65 games (2 off the bench) and has scored 22 goals with 21 assists, involved in 43 goals altogether.
As well as the link of having played in Argentina, El Intransigente cover news and sport across South America, not just in Argentina.
They report that West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham had also shown an interest in Almiron but that it is Newcastle who have now made an offer.
The claimed $28m offer is close to the $30m which Atlanta United’s President yesterday insisted was the minimum the club would expect to bank for their star asset.
The report also says that Newcastle United interest the number 10 because he believes he will have more chance of regular first team football.
As with all such transfer claims, judge for yourself.
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