Miguel Almiron will only arrive at NUFC on one condition – It’s quite clear..

It’s been reported for weeks now that Rafa’s number one January target is £20m-rated playmaker Miguel Almiron – however it seems even clearer to me that this deal will only happen if a takeover goes through.

Atlanta’s president has insisted that he will only consider bids of £20m plus – a fee Ashley has never gone near in the past, never mind when he is seriously considering selling up!

There’s claims that the club are willing to break their transfer record (see the club’s comments from latest Fans Forum) and it’s also been reported just a few days ago that Rafa’s January plans will NOT be affected by talk of a takeover, but I don’t believe for a second that Ashley is about to spend big.

Almiron may fit his tedious transfer blue print of a young, talented player with high potential (also known as sell on potential if you’re Mike), but I just don’t see a world where he agrees to spend £20m plus on a player just as he is negotiating a deal to sell the club.

A loan deal with an option to buy (our preferred approach it seems) would have made sense, meaning any potential new owners arriving in the summer would pay the main chunk of any fee involved for a permanent deal, but Atlanta’s president has rubbished claims that they’d agree to such a deal.

So, how do we sign him? I suspect it is totally reliant on new owners arriving and giving Rafa some much needed money to spend in the new year, however time really is running out to expect a change of ownership by then – especially when it’s been reported just yesterday that Kenyon and co. still don’t have enough money to match Mike’s £300m asking price.

I’ll forever live in hope, but I can see a Dubravka-esque loan from abroad or a £3-4m budget buy being the sort of number 10 Ashley allows Rafa to sign next month, unfortunately,

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Miguel Almiron will only arrive at NUFC on one condition – It’s quite clear..

  1. Why oh why do we ever believe Ashley he has No intention to tell the truth re..selling the club & Transfers. He went on Sky to announce the Potential Sale of the Club, this from a man who hates being in the public eye and a recluse at best..great timing again just before the Wolves boycott match live on Sky ! Also January just around the corner No money being made available because of the pending Sale NOT !!! Supporters need to face facts this man is cretin and a compulsive Liar. why Rafa stays is a mystery !!!


  2. Why would any potential ‘Sale Of The Club’ affect any transfer business when the club is ‘Self Sufficient’ Ashley supposedly doesn’t have to put any money into the club, and his ‘Interest Free Loan’ is part of his bargaining chip for the extra money ‘HE’ values the club at,.:”””.. so any potential sale shouldn’t affect any ‘Proposed’ transfer business other than ‘IF’ a ‘Takeover’ happens and more funds for Benitez to spend ?

    With current rumours what are the investment plans if at present they are A) struggling to complete investment for Ashley asking price. B) if they do complete to run the club like Sheppard (RIP) and Hall and run up a debt hoping of success due to only having investment for buying the club ?

    Reported that Kenyon is £100m short of Ashley valuation, is that Kenyon only prices the club at £200m in its current state both on and off the field with training facilities way below standards for modern Premier League football, and don’t forget the ‘Rockerfeller Capital Group’ supposedly behind Kenyon are into real estate too, so wouldn’t suprise me if that’s their valuation after seeing the books..


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