Date: 4th February 2019 at 6:04pm
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Newcastle United’s club record signing Miguel Almiron jetted out to Paris today (Monday) to try and secure a work permit, according to reliable journalist Chris Waugh.

The Chronicle reporter revealed the news on his personal Twitter account, confirming that the Paraguayan is in the French capital. His work permit being granted is thought to be a formality.

Waugh stated that he is yet to receive confirmation that Almiron has received his work permit, but it appears that all parties are confident that it will be sorted soon.

Almiron, who joined from Atlanta United on transfer deadline day last month, is expected to enjoy his first session with his new team mates when the players return to training on Wednesday.

OPINION

This all seems like it’s heading in a very positive direction for Newcastle. Obviously the club and its supporters want his work permit to be done and dusted as quickly as possible so that he can get on with the important business of playing football. It does appear that that will happen in short order. As Waugh says, everyone involved feels that it is a formality that he will be granted one soon. As far as anyone knows there is no reason for him not to be granted a work permit, the only thing will be whether it is done in time for him to feature against Wolverhampton Wanderers next Monday. Hopefully it will be done by then – that’s a week’s time to get this thing over the line. It really shouldn’t take that long. He is an international footballer who has shown himself to be an exceptional talent in the MLS, meaning that there should be no problems getting his work permit sorted.