Mike Ashley tells Atlanta Utd the best price he’s willing to pay for Miguel Almiron – Report

According to the Northern Echo’s Scott Wilson, Newcastle’s hierarchy have told Atlanta United that they won’t be paying more than £15.5m for Miguel Almiron – a fee almost £10m short of the MLS club’s asking pice.

This just sums up our approach to ‘big money’ deals, doesn’t it. Just like our ‘attempt’ to sign Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen this time last year, our offer is nowhere near the selling club’s asking price.

He’s someone who could given us the much needed boost we so desperately need as we head into the second half of the season in the relegation zone, but this alleged offer suggests we are not serious about signing him.

Here’s a snippet from the Northern Echo’s piece:

Atlanta United are adamant they will not be selling Almiron for less than £25m, but the Newcastle hierarchy have told their counterparts at the MLS side that they value the 24-year-old at $20m (around £15.5m).

Mike Ashley is notoriously loath to engage in a bidding war by increasing his club’s original offer for anyone, and despite Almiron having agreed the framework of a personal wage arrangement with the Magpies, Newcastle officials have told the Atlanta board they will not be shifting their stance.

That would kill off any prospect of Almiron moving to Tyneside before the transfer window closes at the end of the month as there is no financial imperative for Atlanta to agree to a deal.

What’s worse, this is a player who’s quite clearly Rafa’s top target and someone we’ve spent time and money scouting for months on end now – with the Chronicle recently reporting that we’ve sent scouts to watch him in America on countless occasions.

Asking price? £25m. Offer? £15m. If there was a line that summed up Ashley’s ‘attempt’ to break our club record fee over the last few years, that would be it.

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9 thoughts on “Mike Ashley tells Atlanta Utd the best price he’s willing to pay for Miguel Almiron – Report

  1. Jorgenson turned out to be an absolute donkey though! Ashley was actaully spot on with regards to both him and Sandro Ramirez!!


  2. Almiron is not worth £25million, however we should be offering more than £15.5 million but reality is we havn’t even put an offer in.


  3. Hold on, dispite the fact that Ashley has continued to con us, this guy is untried in a decent league, 15.5m sounds a lot of money for a guy that has still to prove worthy of this money, just because some guy says he’s good, don’t mean he is. Newcastle have been con before with so called superstar in the making


  4. Absolutely spot on Michael , Ashley is many times bitten with cabella , thauvin,Murphy ,Atsu to name a few even at 5 million the latter .
    We need more than a month in this window to sell a boat load of rubbish before we recruit quality staff .
    There’s a load of good players out there with prem experience , fabregas, dembele, llorentte,fellani, mata, the list goes on but nothing !!!!
    We are crying out for some experience so I think Almiron is a gamble


  5. By Quoting Jorgensen you are a truly backing Ashley as the player was never worth what they were asking, for God’s sake if you want to try and make a point against Ashley do some bloody home work, that was a great escape for us as he is no better than Joselu, as for Almiron he is untested and Ashley has not even put a bid in


  6. Living in Canada, I get to watch Almiron fairly regularly, and my opinion is that he is a lightweight who will have trouble coping with the physical aspect of the English game.


  7. Ha ha ha “Ashley is many times bitten” i have heard it all now. May as well sign nobody and gamble on staying up then….oh wait that is exactly what he wants, and will always want to do, SPEND NOTHING. Sucking every penny out of the club, draining the life and soul out of the club, fans and city for his own personal gain. Court proven liar and despicable victorian workhouse owner. Net yearly transfer spend under Ashley is 1 million, fact. Where has the money gone? (Not a difficult one to answer i know, unless of course you in his pocket or up his arse) Ashley out


  8. Pmpl cashlys been bitten before with these potential superstars, yes truly these players are all rubbish nothing to do with his management appointments
    Joe I’ve got every footballer/agent/manager in the world on speed dial
    Alan everyone’s aleftback
    What actually is football carver
    The only true dutchy McClownman.
    As for these rubbish players yes everyone of their careers are over and now are now just cogs in the wheels of cashlys work house, ohh wait a minute haven’t some of these players skyrocketed in value? Will the toon see decent profits from sell ons? Again ohh no because penfold who was originally just the replacement for the lovely old tea lady, but the fcb decided who needs tea he’d be better running the club obviously (not!!!) then there’s the he’s not worth that extra millions nonsense because that’s been proven time and again abamiang/Ali/etc how much are they worth now again??? Not that extra million. Seeing as I’m ranting we might as well just highlight the he’s never taken a penny out the club but just out of curiosity:
    1) how many of Newcastle’s assets have been sold of to himself or others in the past 12years?(@ market value obviously)
    2) How much has never made it to the clubs coffers due to him taking all the merchandising from the club?
    3) ADVERTISING (enough said)
    4) net transfer spend in twelve years?
    5) staff & maintenance costs?
    6) price of the truly professional wheelybin ice baths?
    7) net spend on PR/spin/sellout exfootbalers-commentators!
    I could be here all night so woosar and rub them loabs and May we all pray for cholesterol/broken choppers/meteors/albino ninja goldfish or any other gift from god to release us from this parasite


  9. Spot on James, ASHLEY spend or go down and if you choose to sell loose £150 million and the best manager we have had for years!!!


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