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.

 



  • Peaky

    We’re in the middle of a double deflection here…..this deflects from the fakeover…..the fakeover deflects from this…..the PR machine getting a bit of overtime in before Christmas….

    • toonterrier

      No doubt there’ll be a Claus in the contract.

      • Peaky

        😂🤣😂

      • East Durham Mag

        Love to see some claws in Fatty, a Grizzly Bears or a Bengali Tigers for instance 🐻🐯😁

    • HarryHype59

      “Fakeover” 😀😁😂😂

      Nice one Peaky…sums up the whole tedious saga.

  • Callum

    Yepp, another deal we will struggle with ‘getting over the line’ all smoke and mirrors as per usual this time of year.

  • Wezza

    Rubbish.

  • 1957

    after all these years as a doubter… Santa Mike really does exist

    • Kneebotherm8

      Ho Ho Ho…….

  • Paul Patterson

    Oh look, a flying pig . . 🐖

  • Leicester Mag

    Just seen him in the Gateshead Hilton he’s got a suite with Bas Dost / Shergar and Lord Lucan. Monk acting as Butler

    • Paul Patterson

      Charnley’s negotiating the wages- ‘Now look, I can offer you £5,000 a week and I can throw in some S****s D****t vouchers . .

    • HarryHype59

      😀😀😁😁😀😀

    • Kneebotherm8

      Monk is the Lift Attendant.

      • Tweed Mag

        and sharing a room with Perez

      • Leicester Mag

        Maybe the bell boy

    • Geordiegiants

      Was he in the lift?

  • Christopher Smeaton

    It doesn’t matter as they have said a bid of 30m or higher would only be considered. 22m trumps the Owen purchase but it’s the same tactic of bidding under the club asking price. We all see it. On to the next bit of propaganda!

    • Mark Bertram

      AU is looking for 30m dollars… not pounds

      • Geordiegiants

        Still, Howare!

      • Christopher Smeaton

        Yes. I didn’t specify pounds. 30m dollars is still more than the sterling equivalent that we used to buy Owen :-)

  • 45709

    Atlanta want a minimum of 30mil so it’s all a joke again, plus 30 million would buy a lot of bargain basement players.. plus 30mil… of course that’s gonna happen

    • Mark Bertram

      As a Season Ticket Holder for Atlanta United, I honestly believe they’ll take this offer, if it’s genuine. They need to get Miggy off the roster to make room for Pity Martinez coming in from River Plate. MLS roster rules are insanely complex, and it would be extremely hard for them to carry both these guys without doing some MAJOR fiddling with the salaries.
      MLS has salary restrictions, so Almiron pretty much HAS to go.
      And they want 30m dollars, not pounds. Big difference.

      • 45709

        To be honest, I watch son of the highlights of MLS on sky her in the UK. But don’t understand what happens within the MLS (could google it but… lol)
        With brexit dollar and GBP isn’t that far off really

        • Mark Bertram

          MLS salary rules are a nightmare. Basically the teams have a salary cap of around $6m
          But certain players, young players, and designated players, don’t count towards that. Each team gets 3 designated players they can pay as much as they like.
          It’s complicated.
          Just suffice it to say that Atlanta United has built a team that would compete high in the Championship division in England and they did it for around GBP9m

          • 45709

            Wow, thanks. I didn’t know any of that. Quite fascinating, seems so odd that wages are capped when it’s crazy money in the premier league 👍

          • Mark Bertram

            With the exception of Atlanta which draws up to 70k fans per game, MLS teams don’t pull in anywhere near the kind of money EPL teams do.
            The salary restrictions are to help keep the teams viable and competitive. Unlike EPL where everyone knows which three teams will be fighting for the championship before the season starts, in MLS any team can win the title any year.
            In the last 12 years, 10 different teams have won the championship.
            While the quality of football is lower than the EPL, it’s MUCH more competitive.

          • 45709

            Hi, really appreciate the info thanks. Think I’ll just stick to enjoying the highlights lol

          • Mark Bertram

            Lol trust me, as an Atlanta fan I’d be thrilled if we kept him another year, or even half the season until the summer transfer window.

          • 45709

            Cool, I don’t know if you know all the stuff that’s happened at nufc, so I do apologise if I came across rude. Sorry

          • Mark Bertram

            No worries. I’m a big NUFC fan. Have been since the mid-90s.
            If you’re ever in Atlanta come catch a game. MLS is better than you think it is.

          • 45709

            Sir you’re a gentleman, I’d love to go America, always wanted to go to so many states and see nba, nfl etc… but circumstances etc… keep stopping me.

            I’m not dismissive of the MLS, I absolutely adore football (obviously I have my club) but I do also enjoy massively the European leagues and find it fun to follow what teams are doing because it’s win win for me and well with the past decade of mike Ashley’s tenure I only wear black and white as a Juventus shirt! Lol

  • Weyhhadaway

    Until Ashley is lifting off in his helicopter to head south for the last time a bid over 20M for anyone will never happen.

    • Kev Newcastle England

      Helicopter with dodgy rotor blade

  • Toon

    I think you mean a ‘take it or leave it’ 2.2 million – this is NUFC

    • Mxpx

      I think you’re right the decimal point is in the wrong place

  • BigHairyDog

    Well it is the time for believing in things that don’t exist.

  • LA toon

    That’s all we need is a player with no PL experience when we are fighting to avoid relegation.

    • Mark Bertram

      As an Atlanta United fan who watches Miggy play week in, week out, and someone who has also been a Newcastle United fan for 20 years, I can tell you, this guy is exactly what you need.
      Atlanta United would be mid-table in the Championship division and Almiron, along with Josef Martinez, easily outplay the rest of the league.
      Almiron is world class, right now.
      As a fan of both teams I am really hoping this transfer goes through.

      • Kneebotherm8

        I hope you’re right and he can cut it in the premier league….

        • Mark Bertram

          Only concern is that he is a small guy and he will need to adjust to the more physical side of EPL, but he is fast. I mean he is crazy fast, shockingly fast. With the ball he can outrun almost anyone in MLS.

          • Kneebotherm8

            We’re desperately in need of some pace up front..

      • Tweed Mag

        That is good to hear. Hopefully he will make the move.

      • KennySamsung

        I’ll take your word for that… I got blasted in an earlier article for suggesting that Atlanta were about the same level as the Championship, thanks for proving me right.

        Can I suggest the following, if it is the same as our Championship the chances and goals come easier to get than they would in the Premiership then as a consequence a player (Almiron) would find it more difficult. It is a big risk that may or may not come off, I can’t see Ashley or anyone else paying that fee for any player unfortunately.

        • Mark Bertram

          Almiron’s value doesn’t lie in scoring. He certainly can, but his worth is in facilitating the offense. Atlanta’s entire offense flows through him.
          This season AU’s striker, Josef Martinez, broke the single season record for goals scored and since entering the league two years ago he is averaging almost a goal per game.
          When asked how he does it, he looked across the locker room, pointed at Almiron, and said “That guy is the reason I’m so good”.
          Almiron is an attacking midfielder who does it all.
          He is easily the best player in MLS and that includes the likes of David Villa, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic….
          He will be playing somewhere in the EPL soon. You will not be disappointed.

          • Mr_Kinnear

            So essentially the lad is a provider. NUFC nèed a striker or 2. All positions need cover. At least 4 decent players required. Up wards of 100 million
            Is Ashley going to stump that up just before the “Sale”?. Very interesting couple of weeks ahead.

          • Toon Arnie

            No sale happening, no chance of signing Almiron ( he’ll end up at Watford or Brighton – two clubs with more ambition ) – nothing to see here.

          • Martin Rooney

            I”d rather have Martinez he looks lethal

          • Mark Bertram

            Martinez is a beast, but he spent 7 years playing in Europe and didn’t care for it. He has said he is perfectly happy to finish his career in Atlanta. And he is only 25.

          • KennySamsung

            I’m a fan already so thanks for that Mark, we need a play maker and another striker so hopefully if he is as good as you say we desperately need that type of player.. now I’m thinking is he too good for us?

            I’m never happy! fingers crossed he wants to come here and doesn’t immediately see it as a stepping stone to a so called better side. If he’s better than Rooney he must be good.

  • Wor Lass

    Effin` `ell, the pound`s leapt up following Theresa`s stay of execution – $28 million equating to £22 according to Graham. You could buy your beloved Sunderland for that sort of money, Graham, and go live there!

  • Wor Lass

    There are some pretty persistent rumours flying around at the minute. I wonder if El Intransigente is as prestigious a rag as the Northern Echo. It sounds like it could be owned by the Fat Barsteward himself.

    • Kneebotherm8

      I’m totally intransigent on this reported offer……pie in the sky it is….

  • With a player like that and anothet decent winger we would be some team to watch.
    We need better players in loads of positions, but if we can get more than one goal per game against bottom 10 teams we can surely rank enough points for a top 10 finish even.

  • 5floorshigh

    never gonna happen, no signings in Jan, takeover falls through in Feb, we just survive premiership, Rafa leaves…Ashley announces takeover back on…

  • Taz

    We spend $22 million on a player—— Myarse!!!!

  • Geordiegiants

    Is this The Comical or The Mag?
    What on earth are they doing reporting on this absolute Bulshit!
    Honesty The Mag, sort your journalists out!

  • Stephen Paylor

    Great fast player, misses a lot of wild shots but very exciting. For half the money would i prefer Brahim Diaz? Yes i think so.

    • Damon Horner

      Diaz is on his way to Real Madrid apparently. Somehow I can’t see Charnley convincing him his future is here for £11mil.

  • LondonToon

    No they haven’t. Next

  • Hughie

    Seasonal ho ho ho – so at the alleged point of sale of the club they are about to fork out £22 m for an unproven midfielder from the retired players league- Santa just flew past my window followed by a large pig…watch the usual carol unfold… a derisory bid has been made, followed by the NUFC cliche of either no bid has been made; or the player does not want to come; or the price is too high. Another box of Fake News Christmas Crackers from our wonderful journo speculators, and equally reliable and customer friendly club….

  • Toon Arnie

    Why not just offer the $30m and get the deal ‘over the line’ and not ‘be held to ransom’ etc etc etc – rinse and repeat.