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Newcastle United fans on Twitter slam Francis after Almiron criticism

Newcastle United fans on Twitter slam Francis after Almiron criticism

Some transfer activity is finally expected at Newcastle United with Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron edging ever closer to a move to St. James’ Park.

According to Sky Sports, Newcastle and the MLS side have agreed a fee of around £20m, which would be a record for the Tyneside club, for the attacking midfielder who is expected to have his medical today in a development that will delight Rafael Benitez and supporters.

Former England footballer and pundit Trevor Francis, however, does not seem too convinced with Almiron’s imminent transfer to Newcastle, questioning the 24-year-old’s profile.

“They’re all excited because they’re bringing in a £20m player,” Francis said when speaking on beIN SPORTS last night. “50,000 regular attendance at St James’ Park but they won’t have a clue who this player is!”

At the end of the day, Newcastle are in desperate need of some attacking reinforcements and signings in general if Benitez is to remain at St. James’ Park. That alone is probably reason enough for Almiron to be signed.

Whatever the case, you can have a look at what Newcastle fans have had to say on Francis’ comments below…

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