Official: Newcastle Break Transfer Record For First Time In 13 Years To Sign Miguel Almiron From Atlanta United (Photo)

Chris Wright

31st, January 2019


Photo: @NUFC/Twitter

Newcastle have completed their slightly protracted deal to sign Miguel Almiron from MLS side Atlanta United.

The 24-year-old Paraguayan attacking midfielder has moved to St James’ Park after agreeing a five-year contract.

The fee involved is believed to be around £21million, meaning the Toon have broken their transfer record for the first time since signing Michael Owen from Real Madrid for £16million back in 2005.

Almiron scored 13 goals and provided 13 assists last season as Atlanta won the MLS Cup for the first time in their short history.

For the sake of the Newcastle fans, who really have been made to wait for this, we sincerely hope Almiron proves to be an instant and sustained success.

However, it’s notable that the club also have a rich history of ploughing money into erratic, incompatible, fly-by-night South Americans – Facundo Ferreyra, Fumaca, Nacho Gonzalez, Daniel Cordone, Cacapa, Diego Gavilan, Christian Bassedas, Clarence Acuna.

As ever, only time will tell if the latest is truly up to snuff.

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  1. romfordray says:

    Fantastic player with pace, ability and vision. Rafa has seen a lot in his time and clearly he was all in. Miggy worked with Tata Martino in ATL. He will adapt quickly to EPL. Used to the physicality through MLS. All the best to him.

  2. football_neut says:

    … the exception being the great ‘Tino’ Asprilla.

    • Chris Wright says:

      There have been some good South Americans at Newcastle: Nobby Solano, Fabio Coloccini, etc – but they also have a long lineage of signing duffers.

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