Newcastle fans have been waiting for what feels like ages to welcome Miguel Almiron to St James Park for his home debut. The Paraguayan playmaker signed on deadline day of the January transfer window and after making a cameo appearance off the bench at Molineux, yesterday was his first start and his home debut and he did not disappoint.
% dribble success rate
% tackle success rate
shots on target
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 23 February 2019
Given the very few minutes that the Magpies have had to watch their record signing on the pitch in the Newcastle colours, they’ve already got an idea of how successful the 25-year-old will be, When he came off the bench against Wolves he showed the commitment to throw his head at the ball whilst laying on the floor in the defensive third and has already showcased his blistering pace.
The Geordies will love what they’re seeing so far, and his display yesterday in front of the home fans will have delighted the fans. The pace and ability on the ball shown from the ex-Atlanta United man is enough to excite the fans and they’ll be desperate for the star to grab his first goal in front of the Gallowgate End at St James Park, as so many legends have done before him.
You can read the Magpies’ verdict on Almiron after his debut here:
Funny what sort of player you might be able to get when you pay reasonable money, lets keep them coming
— John Wright (@TheJohnWright) 23 February 2019
See what happens when Rafa is given proper money and freedom to buy players he needs? We get quality lads like Miggy.
Imagine if there was real investment made year by year? The club would start to become the club it used to be, Rafa would work & make it happen no doubt!
— KGT Jr (@TucJr82) February 23, 2019
He’s the real deal! Speed for days and unselfish.
— ExistenceOffensive (@hammerwhack) February 23, 2019
He was outstanding!
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) 23 February 2019
The #goat Miggy
— mauro (@nmauro08) 23 February 2019
Buying quality will pay for itself.
— Christine Hearne (@christinesusanh) February 23, 2019
The supporters loved seeing Almiron shine on his debut and will be desperate to see more of that from the impressive attacking midfielder.