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‘He’d get fans of their seats every time’ – Newcastle fans excited by prospect of signing playmaker

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Reports that Newcastle are interested in United playmaker Miguel Almiron have got some Magpies fans rather excited.

Italian news outlet Calciomercato.com reported yesterday that Newcastle have joined in the race to sign the Paraguayan international. The 23 year old only signed for last but he had an impressive debut in the MLS.

In what was the club’s first campaign in the American league, Almiron helped to the playoffs, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists in 30 league games.

His age, and the fact he could be available at a relatively low price compared to similar targets in Europe with the same ability, may have attracted manager Rafa Benitez into making a move for the attacking midfielder.

The Chronicle report that Newcastle are actively pursuing a new number 10 in the window, and he could well be an option that the Magpies are considering. Here is some of the reaction:

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