NUFC new boy Miguel Almiron admits he’s ‘honoured’ that Rafa Benitez wanted to sign him – telling NUFC fans that he’s ‘quick’ and ‘working very hard to be ready to play’ as soon as possible.
The Paraguayan has finally completed a move in the region of £21m, signing a 5 and a half year deal with the club from MLS side Atlanta Utd.
It’s been confirmed that he won’t actually be eligible for Saturday, however, with him still needing to finalise a work permit – meaning his debut looks set to come a week on Monday during our trip to Wolves.
Nevertheless, here’s what he’s had to say to Sky’s Keith Downie when interviewed at the club’s training ground:
“What am I like as a player? Quick!
“I’m working very hard to be ready to play.
“I’m very happy to be here and keen to get going. I’m honoured that Rafa Benitez wanted me in the first place.”
So, he won’t play this weekend, however it was probably HIGHLY unlikely that he would even if he had sorted a visa.
After all, he’s had a whirlwind 48 hours, leaving home in the US, flying over to London, catching a helicopter to Newcastle, completing a medical and going through all the formalities and interviews as he completed a big money move.