Miguel Almiron is a top player who a lot of Newcastle fans were over the moon to see sign for them back in January for around the £20m mark, BBC. Now, though, it looks like Real Madrid want him a matter of months later according to an article from The Mirror.
At face value, the idea of losing their record signing just months after welcoming him to the club is not what the Magpies will want this summer, but the fact that they could be set to make £14m profit on a player who is yet to score a goal for them has to be positive.
The issue that the Newcastle fans may have is that with Rafa Benitez confirmed to be leaving, as per the Newcastle website, and little to get excited about at St James Park at the moment, losing a big player like Almiron would just be another negative, but that only depends on how the money gets reinvested.
When the South American ace signed for the club it was very clear that he was a marquee addition and now that Rafa is gone, what’s the point in holding onto a player who he specifically wanted when you could potentially make a massive profit by allowing him to leave and bolstering this summer’s transfer budget.
The need at Newcastle at the moment is for a proper #9, a winger, a central midfielder and full-backs. That’s only because Salomon Rondon, Kenedy and Mo Diame will leave this summer whilst full-back has been an issue all season. That’s a lot of players to sign and with Mike Ashley’s history of reluctant spending, taking in £35m for a player who cost them much less back in January would make plenty of sense.
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