Newcastle United have entered the race to sign Atlanta star Miguel Almiron, reports Sports Illustrated.
Rafael Benitez is looking to strengthen his front line this winter after a difficult first of the season in front of goal, and could turn to the MLS and Almiron as the answer to his striking woes.
The Paraguayan international scored nine goals and added 14 assists throughout the 2017 season, attracting attention from a number of suitors across Europe including Arsenal and Inter Milan.
Almiron played his football in Argentina with both Cerro Porteno and Lanus before his move to America t the back end of last year, and he has since made 30 appearances for Atlanta in what has been a brilliant breakthrough year for the youngster.
Utilised as a striker or attacking midfielder, Almiron would be set to replace Alexander Mitrovic at St James’ Park should he make the switch, with the out-of-favour Serbian set to leave Tyneside after the New Year.
Fellow Magpies forwards Joselu and Dwight Gayle have only managed 2 goals between them this term, leading to Benitez to search for replacements in order to bolster his side’s chances of a top half finish.