Miguel Almiron confirmed as heading off for Paraguay games in early September
Miguel Almiron has faced a tough start to the season.
Still showing plenty of running and workrate, the former Atlanta United striker has though struggled to connect with his teammates and particularly Joelinton.
Alan Shearer drawing attention to the fact that on Saturday at Norwich, there was usually a big distance between the front pair.
A situation not helped by how rarely any of the rest of the team, especially midfield, get forward to support them.
When playing with Rondon and Perez, Rafa’s Newcastle had what looked a potent attacking trio, Steve Bruce so far failing to put together any similar threat to the opposition.
Miguel Almiron is still searching for his first goal for Newcastle and indeed has only scored once in club football in the past 11 months. For Paraguay it is even worse, as Almiron is still to score for them.
A player who is still showing plenty of enthusiasm, a goal or two would do him a massive favour.
On Monday it has been announced that he will have two more chances to break his international duck, having been chosen in the Paraguay squad to face Japan and Jordan.
Hopefully this international break will be a positive for Newcastle in terms of getting players fit and the squad more settled, especially with having four of the five signings arriving in the very final week of the transfer window.
As for Miguel Almiron, he is set to return to Tyneside only a couple of days at most before Newcastle travel to play Liverpool on Saturday 14 September, here’s hoping things are on the up before that challenge comes around.
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘Newcastle United forward Miguel Almirón has been included in Paraguay’s 18-man squad for La Albirroja’s international friendlies against Japan and Jordan.
The 25-year-old, will link up with his country for a double-bill of friendly clashes next month, with Paraguay taking on Japan in Kashima on Thursday, 5th September before travelling to Amman to face Jordan on Tuesday, 10th September.
Almirón could face-to-face against Japanese striker and Magpies team-mate Yoshinori Muto at the Kashima Soccer Stadium.
Paraguay are set to compete in the 47th edition of the Copa América next summer, with the South American competition being staged in Argentina and Colombia, the first time the tournament will be held in two countries since 1983.
Almirón, a two-time Paraguay Footballer of the Year, made his international debut in 2015 and represented his country at the Copa América this summer, with Eduardo Berizzo’s men reaching the quarter-finals before losing to hosts Brazil on penalties.’
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