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Newcastle fans left gutted after later Almiron update

Newcastle fans left gutted after later Almiron update

A lot of Newcastle fans were just starting to let the hype get to them. The club looks like it will be sold, freeing the supporters from Mike Ashley’s ten-year tyranny. That, plus the on-going talks about signing Miguel Almiron have given them cause to celebrate. However, Darren Eales, Atlanta United president, has claimed an offer for the player will ‘have to start with a 3’ to have any chance.

To call these comments a spanner in the works would be an understatement. Takeover or no takeover, if Almiron costs the Magpies $30 million, that translates to roughly £23 million, a sum that would see the club break their long-standing transfer record, and it’s something that the fans simply have no faith in seeing happen. Instead, the fans are now making the same ‘£3 million signing’ jokes and having a look at other options.

It’s still a deal that could go through, no matter what the fans have been saying, but it will just a little bit more from the Geordies. The talks between Almiron and the club look to have gone really well and finalising personal terms with the player won’t be problematic, but finding a fee that suits both parties could prove troublesome, and as far as the fans are concerned, it was all looking too good to be true anyway.

You can read the Geordies’ responses on the Almiron update here:

The Magpies have no faith in this one materialising anymore, despite such a promising start to the negotiations.

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