Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron in UK as Newcastle move nears completion

Reports: Atlanta United, Newcastle Agree on Miguel Almiron Transfer

Newcastle United close to club record deal for Miguel Almiron

He was one of only two players to be selected to the MLS Best XI list in both 2017 and 2018, joining teammate Josef Martinez, and was the only player in the league to be named a finalist for the MVP award in each season. "The league is very competitive, this is a historic club and Rafa Benitez himself were the main reasons why I am here now".

Miguel Almiron is one of the most direct and pacey football you will see this season.

Newcastle gawped at the £17.5m price tag and opted to sign Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund on a five-year deal, but Merino was sold to Real Sociedad last summer for £10m.

That will be a formality and the Paraguay global, who has signed a five-and-a-half year deal, promises to bring something special to Rafa Benitez' side. "We have someone who can score goals and give assists", said Benitez.

Atlanta fans appear to be overwhelmingly supportive of this policy as well and in comments we published earlier, it sounds as though Newcastle United have instantly become the best supported Premier League club in Atlanta. Almiron has 13 caps for the senior national team but has yet to score his first global goal.

"I am pleased that the hard work behind the scenes has ended positively and I thank everyone for their efforts". The signing is also the highest amount for a Major League Soccer club in history.

There is an option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.

The club are reported to have held talks with Benfica and Monaco over loan moves for the midfielder Andreas Samaris and defender Antonio Barreca respectively. Barreca left Torino for Monaco in July but has failed to impress for the Ligue 1 strugglers.

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