There is certainly a buzz around Newcastle United following Miguel Almiron’s arrival on Deadline Day.
The Paraguay international became the club’s record transfer when he joined the Premier League side from MLS outfit Atalanta United for a fee thought to be in the region of £21million.
When a club splashes out a huge amount of money on one player, a lot is expected, however, one Newcastle legend believes the fans will love him at St James’ Park.
Nolberto Solano has admitted that patience may be needed to see the 25-year-old at his best, however, he was confident that Almiron could deliver the performances expected and even went on to compare him to some of football’s biggest names.
“The Newcastle fans will love him,” he told The Mirror.
“He’s very skilful, but it will take him some time to settle in.
“It’s up to Rafa Benitez where he will use Almiron, but, for me, he’s a similar kind of player to Angel Di Maria.
“For Paraguay, he plays as a winger. If Newcastle play a 4-3-3, then he will be a Willian or an Eden Hazard out wide. He’s very lively, he’ll take people on and the Newcastle fans always love the South American players who can do that.”
Plenty is expected of Almiron after a number of impressive performances for Atalanta in the MLS last season.
Although Solano has compared him to some of the biggest names in football, he is also right to suggest that it could take some time for the 25-year-old to get settled to life in the Premier League.
One thing is for certain though and that will be that Newcastle fans will be eager to see him make his debut for the club, which could be against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.
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