Alan Shearer verdict on Miguel Almiron signing for Newcastle United
Alan Shearer has been quizzed on the signing of Miguel Almiron.
Despite appearing at an event at Ewood Park where he was being appointed to the Blackburn Rovers Hall of Fame, inevitably he was asked about Newcastle United.
Alan Shearer saying that Newcastle breaking their 14 year old transfer record was ‘What the fans have wanted and what the club has needed.’
All it needs now of course is for Miguel Almiron to live up to his [by Newcastle’s standards under Mike Ashley] hefty transfer fee.
Despite not playing any competitive football for nine weeks, Almiron declared on Thursday that he is ready to start against Wolves.
However, the smart money will be on Rafa Benitez introducing him from the bench at some time on Monday night, rather than being selected in the starting eleven.
Alan Shearer stating: ‘Hopefully it won’t take him long before he can get in the team and start showing the fans what he can do.’
Having been arguably the best player in the MLS over the course of these last two years, Miguel Almiron also carries the weight of expectation for the league he has just left.
His success will also be seen as the MLS’s success if he can successfully make the transition, helping to create a path for more promising players to wan to join MLS if they can see it as being a development ground for then later moving to the Premier League/Europe.
Alan Shearer talking to Sky Sports News:
“It [Newcastle breaking their transfer record] has been a long time coming [14 years].
“It is what the fans have wanted and what the club has needed.
“He [Miguel Almiron] is at a brilliant football club and if he can do well there he will be absolutely loved.
“Hopefully it won’t take him long before he can get in the team and start showing the fans what he can do.”
On being appointed to Blackburn’s hall of fame:
“I had four unbelievable years here. I loved it, I made some great friends.
“We had a brilliant manager [Kenny Dalglish].
“It was and still is, a great football club.
“I really, really enjoyed my time here.
It was unbelievable [winning the Premier League in 1994/95], we fell over the line.
“It was incredible for little old Blackburn to come in and beat the big boys as we did.
“We were slowly but surely getting better and better year on year and then to win it, the 94/95 season was just unbelievable.”
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