As confirmed by the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Miguel Almiron arrived in the UK in the last few moments after boarding a flight from the US late last night – with him now on his way to Tyneside for a medical.
Providing there are no issues with his medical, the Paraguayan looks set to become our new club record signing, with it seeming that Rafa has finally got his man after a £20m deal was struck last night.
Here’s a picture of the 24-year-old alongside agent Daniel Campos at Atlanta Airport in the early hours of Wednesday morning (UK time):
Although he does not have the injury history that Lukaku did – with him also appearing to be in great condition (and not carrying excess weight!) – it is wise to remember that this one is only done once he’s spotted holding up the black and white scarf on the St James’ Park pitch!
That said, it feels like this one is a matter of when not if, with him having already sent a goodbye message to Atlanta on social media – as well as his partner posting this just as he was about to board his flight: