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Mike Ashley willing to sanction a transfer, Atlanta want big money for Almiron

Mike Ashley willing to sanction a transfer, Atlanta want big money for Almiron - Latest News

Newcastle United have been very impressive in recent times having turned a corner under Rafa Benitez, with a top-half finish now being a possibility. 

The Magpies will be desperate to secure a number of quality players in the January transfer window, having struggled for quality in all areas of the field at times. And, it appears as if Mike Ashley is actually willing to go big next month, as according to the Express, Newcastle would have to break their transfer record to sign Miguel Almiron but it appears owner Mike Ashley is willing to sanction a transfer deal.

Newcastle are in talks to sign Paraguay and Atlanta forward Miguel Almiron for a ‘big money fee’ in early January.

Interestingly, Atlanta president Darren Eales has warned he will only listen to offers which “start with a three”.

Indeed that would mean Newcastle United have to break their transfer record, which seems unlikely when you take Mike Ashley’s generosity into consideration. But, it appears Ashley is willing to sanction a transfer.

Here’s what Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie told the Transfer Talk Podcast:

“The noises coming from Mike Ashley’s side are that there will be money to spend but we’ve heard that before,

“I think if there was a certain player Benitez wants, and they have money there to spend, I think they’d try and do it.

“Whether it’s the type of money they need, I don’t know, but we know they’re in talks for the Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron.”

THE VERDICT:

Miguel Almiron has established himself as one of the hottest prospects in the whole of world football during his time in the MLS, having produced an impressive amount of goals and assists.

Indeed, it comes as some surprise that Ashley is willing to sanction what would be a huge record transfer for Newcastle United, after witnessing his greediness in years gone by.

But, with the opportunity to welcome a big-name player to the club, they should do everything they can.


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