Newcastle United are edging closer to agreeing a January deal for their number one target Miguel Almiron, according to the Daily Mirror.
They report that Rafa Benitez has put a deal in place to sign the Atlanta playmaker but he is unsure whether the club will sign it off.
The report claims that one possible structure for the deal could be bringing the midfielder on loan to the end of the season, with an agreement to pay his £15m asking price at the end of the season.
That proposed arrangement could be because of the uncertainty around who will own the Magpies and Benitez not wanting Mike Ashley’s indecision to impact his bid to land his top January target, but Newcastle must be careful.
Newcastle are still in very real danger of being relegated and although Benitez will hope Almiron can help avoid that fate, it is something that must be considered when agreeing to sign a player at the end of the season.
If Newcastle do go down, they would be wise to insert a clause into the contract relating to relegation, to save them being saddled with a £15m signing in the Championship, who really signed up to play in the top flight.