The father of Miguel Almiron has played down the exit rumours that have linked him with a possible move away from Newcastle United to Atletico Madrid in the upcoming summer transfer window.
According to a report from Fichajes.net, Diego Simeone is apparently looking at the possibility of signing the attacking midfield player, as he has allegedly been impressed by his versatility and overall display so far in the 2019/20 season.
The Spanish giants would reportedly bid more than 30 million euros to bring Almiron to the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, which equates to around £27 million.
Indeed, the 26-year old has been enjoying a relatively impressive campaign so far, scoring eight goals and making two assists in 38 games in all competitions, as per Transfermarkt.
Almiron has also shown the versatility that Simeone suggested he liked, as the Paraguayan international has played in as many as six different roles in this term (via the website).
However, Almiron’s father played down the potential exit away from St. James’ Park on the radio station 970 AM (per La Nacion), claiming that ‘nobody contacted him’ and added that the link away to the Spanish capital ‘was a rumour from the Spanish press’.
This will surely please several members of the Toon faithful given the performances that Almiron has put in for the Tyneside club so far in this season.
The midfielder may also have an added incentive to stay in the North East if the proposed takeover of the Magpies is approved by the Premier League, as Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabian-led group may have a lot of cash at their disposal to bring in players of high quality, which Almiron may thrive off of.
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