While Miguel Almiron scored twice for Paraguay in a 2-2 draw with South Korea on Friday, his agent – Daniel Campos – was speaking on local radio about the South American’s future at St James’ Park.
Campos declared that Miggy was “at the best club in the world”, “happy” and set to stay, also revealing that our ambitious new owners plan to “change everything” – from Academy level to the Women’s team.
Many expected the Paraguayan to be moved on this summer, with him struggling for game time under Howe prior to Ryan Fraser’s injury and being a player we could still demand a decent fee for to boost our summer budget.
However, after ending the season in good form, scoring a brace for his country and seeing his agent talk up his future on Tyneside, it seems he could end up sticking around.
Here’s what Campos had to say when speaking to Versus Radio, Universo 970:
“He is at the best club in the world.
“He is happy with his prominence; I don’t see any possibility of change now.”
“They [new owners] are going to change everything – structure, youth, women’s soccer.
“Everything is going to change.”
In the past few weeks, we’ve been linked with a host of right wingers, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby, Leeds’ Raphinha and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard all named as players of interest.
If one arrived and Almiron was pushed down the pecking order, perhaps his agent’s stance might change!