Promising details emerge on Miguel Almiron’s potential move to NUFC – Time to get this deal done..

Two promising details have emerged on Miguel Almiron’s potential move to Tyneside, with the small matter of £4m reported as the current ‘stumbling block’ – while Atlanta are believed to have already signed his replacement.

Starting with this £4m problem, The Mail’s Craig Hope is reporting that the club haven’t given up on a deal to sign the MLS star, stating that a £4m agent’s fee is the ‘major sticking point’ at present.

Here’s a snippet from The Mail’s piece:

“Sources say they have not given up hope on a deal for Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron but an agent’s fee in the region of £4million is said to be a major sticking point.”

Some outlets have claimed that we’re happy to pay the demanded transfer fee but unwilling to pay his wage demands while others claim we’re unwilling to pay Atlanta’s asking price but have already agreed personal terms – yet these latest reports suggest it’s a £4m agent fee that’s the issue.

Onto the second piece of promising ‘news’, and South American football expert Tim Vickery believes Atlanta have just signed Almiron’s replacement in Gonzalo Martinez – who’s arrived from River Plate.

Vickery believes Almiron will leave this month, but feels Atlanta are simply refusing to budge for now in a bid to receive an ever better offer from NUFC.

Here’s what he’s said when speaking to Sky Sports about the deal:

“They have done very, very well out of him and it seems at the moment they are playing poker. They are prepared to wait until the end of the window to try and get the best deal possible for him.

“They have already signed a replacement from River Plate, Gonzalo Martinez. He is a similar type of player, a quick, perky, left-footed, attacking midfielder.

“So they have lined up a replacement and now it is all about playing poker until the closing of the transfer window, hoping that either they can get a better deal from Newcastle or they can smoke out some other interest.”

I have my doubts – especially when it involves a deal that would break our current transfer record – but these latest details suggest a deal could yet happen.

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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.

7 thoughts on “Promising details emerge on Miguel Almiron’s potential move to NUFC – Time to get this deal done..

  1. I wouldnt pay the agents few either considering it US who boarded a plane to go broker any deal, and as per reports last week wasn’t Almirons demands already accepted which surely include his agent fees ? Can’t just say ‘well the player has agreed on a wage but wants £4m for his agent on top now’


  2. Unless Atlanta lower their $30m asking price by atleast erm $30m then we aren’t signing Almiron lol, we don’t spend money on players. After all who needs players to play a football match anyway, well atleast that’s what fat Mike thinks.


  3. Hope we get Almiron but agents fees are crazy, I think pogbas agent got 40 million for his move to Man Utd so 4 million is small fry but Almiron is in proven , if we get him and he’s a smash hit then it will be a bargain


  4. And if we get him and he turns out worse than Giuvarch we will be financially ruined! Forget this Almiron! Way overpriced for a lightweight who could struggle in a league way above his current level.

    Rather sack Kenedy off, loan Loftus-Cheek and then buy Townsend back, Cabaye on a free and a decent left back. Least they all know this league


  5. Ashley should appreciate these Agents who try to milk the cow of every last drop, then want to kill it and turn it into hamburger patties – they behave just like he does, …just like he hoped he could, but the Academy hasn’t produced any ‘Almirons’ for him to. So Ashley punishes the Academy by not looking after it and starving it of funds – for renovations, for programs, for recruitment, even for a decent head trainer (sorry PB, you were great as a player). It’s a carbon copy of how he treats Rafa – starved of funds as punishment for being ‘bigger’ than the owner.
    Owners and Agents – they deserve each other.


  6. I can’t find anywhere that the club has:
    1. agreed his wages of a reported £100k per week (which would smash our wage structure)
    2. agreed a fee, I can only see one offer of around £17m and the club want £25+m (I seriously doubt we have made a genuine offer of this amount)
    3. agreed agents fees of £4m.

    I think this ‘deal’ is dead in the water.


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