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Newcastle United must finally break their transfer record for Miguel Almiron
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Newcastle United must finally break their transfer record for Miguel Almiron

Newcastle United are currently in pursuit of Miguel Almiron. It appears the Paraguayan has become the key target for Rafa Benitez in his bid to secure Premier League safety.

The Sun on Sunday (23/12/2018; pg 61) is, however, reporting that the club is struggling to come to an agreement over his apparent £70k-a-week wage demands.

This is, however, a deal that Newcastle need sanctioning. Valued at £25 million it would seem this could be Newcastle United’s record transfer. Considering they have the oldest standing record in the Premier League suggests why fans have been so angry at owner Mike Ashley for so long.

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 08: Miguel Almiron #10 of Atlanta United turns on the speed during the 2018 Audi MLS Cup Championship match between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers at the Mercedes Benz Stadium on December 08, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta United won the match with a score of 2 to 0. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)

Michael Owen joined Newcastle in 2005 for £16.8 million from Real Madrid. Since then, every other team in the Premier League has broken their respective records in the pursuit of top-flight success.

Now, Newcastle should not go on a binge of potentially catastrophic proportions. But it is clear they are still lacking some X-factor going forward.

Benitez is doing a fantastic job at St James’ Park. Almiron is clearly a player he feels will take the team forward. It is time for Newcastle to finally get this monkey off their back.

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