Miguel Almiron played 58 minutes in a pre-season victory over Saint-Etienne on Saturday – and some Newcastle United fans on Twitter raved about him.
The Magpies secured a 2-1 victory over the French side at St James’ Park in a friendly game and can now start thinking about their opening Premier League game against Arsenal.
Summer addition Joelinton got off the mark with a goal in the first-half and the centre-forward has a lot of pressure on him to deliver this season.
Meanwhile, academy graduate Matty Longstaff capped off a speculator pre-season with a great strike from range, before familiar face Mathieu Debuchy netted a consolation for the visitors.
A selection of Newcastle supporters were encouraged by Almiron’s display and are convinced he can play a key role under new boss Steve Bruce.
He did miss some goalscoring opportunities and he is still waiting for his first Magpies goal, but he’s lightning quick on the counter attack and very direct.
The 25-year-old attacker is a speed machine that is yet to score since he joined in January, but does inject some extra quality to the final third and is a nightmare for defenders.
It seems like he could form an interest combination with striker Joelinton and there will be pressure on him to weigh in with some goals.
Here are some Newcastle fans on Almiron:
Much better threw the middle!! Iv always said this. Rafa stuck him on the wing because he’s quick! And people call Bruce a dinosaur
— DON (@DavidDonnelly3) August 3, 2019
Can’t wait to see Almiron play a full season, he really is something else #NUFC
— David Del Borrello (@davorrello) August 3, 2019
We were very good in the first half, could have been better, a bit rusty but itll come good, Almiron and Joelinton are a handful!!
— Mahmud (@MahmudKullane) August 3, 2019
Almiron going to be a beast this season #nufc
— .. (@36081763_abc) August 3, 2019
Almiron does everything, literally everything… but score 🤦🏻♂️
— Lee Stewart (@LeeStewart1995) August 3, 2019
It’s all psychological for Almiron. I’m desperate for him to get some kind of goal, just to feel more at ease. No doubt he can finish well. Will be lethal as soon as he gets past that first one 🙌 #nufc
— Jari Salmenaho (@jarisal9) August 3, 2019
Muto done well today good positioning and full of running and let’s appreciate Almiron. Needs a goal but always looking to get involved #nufc
— Dan Holmes (@DanToon4Life) August 3, 2019