Newcastle go extra mile to make Atlanta attacker Almiron record signing

Reports: Atlanta United, Newcastle Agree on Miguel Almiron Transfer

The Magpies are set to announce the arrivals of both Almiron, who is set to join on a club-record deal from Atlanta United, and Barreca on an initial loan with option to buy, in the coming hours.

That will be a formality and the Paraguay worldwide, who has signed a five-and-a-half year deal, promises to bring something special to Rafa Benitez' side. Two years later, we couldn't be happier with what Miguel has contributed to the club, and that he is realizing his dream of playing in the Premier League.

Almiron, 24, is an attacking midfielder who plays in MLS for Atlanta United and has 12 caps for Paraguay.

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, who was a vital part of Atlanta's success in its first two seasons in MLS, will play for Rafa Benitez after scoring 22 goals and adding 30 assists in two regular seasons and playoff campaigns under Tata Martino.

'I think it is a great responsibility, something handsome for me, and I will try to offer the best I can to repay the trust the club put in me'.

Following a remarkable 2-1 Premier League win over Manchester City on Tuesday, Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez said the club will look to complete "some business" before Thursday's deadline.

"I am pleased that the hard work behind the scenes has ended positively and I thank everyone for their efforts". He's one of those players, as a defender, where you think "I've got him" and then he's away and gone in a flash.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez was keeping his fingers crossed on Tuesday evening after the club made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Paraguay global Miguel Almiron.



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