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Where would £25m target Almiron fit in at Newcastle?

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Where would £25m target Almiron fit in at Newcastle?

Newcastle are reportedly leading the chase for £25m target Miguel Almiron. But where would he fit in under Rafa Benitez?

Newcastle United are reportedly ready to press ahead in their pursuit of Miguel Almiron.

According to a report by The Daily Mail, Newcastle will meet Almiron’s representatives in the United States this week in a bid to win the race for his signature.

The Magpies are rivalling Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United for the 24-year-old.

But they hope to steal a march on their competitors by commencing talks over this deal in the next few days.

Atlanta United, who play in the MLS, want £25m for Almiron and that is a steep price to pay for Newcastle.

Mike Ashley is notorious for keeping a close eye on the purse-strings at St James’ Park but Almiron could become a record signing.

 

But where would the Paraguay international fit in at Newcastle if he joined in January?

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Almiron is a left-footed attacking midfielder, who predominantly features in a central position.

In a conventional central midfield role, Almiron would need to play alongside a more defensive-minded player like Mo Diame or Isaac Hayden.

Newcastle may be vulnerable defensively if the Paraguayan midfielder lines up alongside Ki Sung-yueng or Jonjo Shelvey.

Alternatively, Almiron could feature as a central attacking midfielder, occupying the number 10 role behind Salomon Rondon.

This would be a better use of his talents and Newcastle fans will hope that his end product is better than Ayoze Perez’s.

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NCTJ-qualified sports journalist with a passion for playing and writing about football. West Ham fan.

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