The agent of Newcastle United midfielder Miguel Almiron has delivered a huge update on his future at St. James’ Park, and it’s one that fans might just want to hear.
The Lowdown: Club-record signing
The Paraguayan first joined the Magpies in a club-record £20m switch from MLS side Atalanta United three years ago, where he has since gone on to become a fan favourite in the north east due to his work ethic, making 123 appearances during that time.
Despite still having two years remaining on his current contract with Eddie Howe’s outfit, there have recently been strong rumours linking the 28-year-old with a move away from the Premier League giants, with the likes of Everton and Fulham believed to be interested in securing his services.
The Latest: Campos addresses transfer rumours
Speaking during an interview with Versus Radio (as quoted by ChronicleLive), Almiron’s agent, Daniel Campos, has firmly addressed the transfer rumours and has insisted that his client won’t be going anywhere this summer unless a £60m release clause is met. He said:
“There are always rumours about players in the transfer market.
“However, we don’t have any definitive interest shown by any club. Usually, the clubs negotiate within themselves but don’t contact the agent. He has a release clause of £60m. He is happy to stay at the club and most importantly, he is playing.”
The Verdict: Improvement still required
The 41-cap international has become a regular feature of Howe’s starting XI this season, but even though he’s renowned for his excellent pressing and runs in behind, his goal return still needs upgrading.
The maestro, who was once described as “Henry-like” by BT Sport pundit Shay Given, only managed to score one goal in 32 outings across all competitions this campaign and provided zero assists, as per Transfermarkt.
Should Newcastle keep Almiron?
As a result of his form tailing off, some supporters would have probably expected him to leave the club during the upcoming transfer window, but considering that now doesn’t seem likely to be the case, Almiron will most definitely have to up his game heading into next season if he wants any chance of retaining his place in the first-team come the beginning of August.
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