Signing Sebastian Haller and Miguel Almiron would transform Newcastle United

Miguel Almiron #10 of Atlanta United looks to keep control of the ball during the 1st half of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 1 match between New York City...

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez is hoping to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window.

Sebastien Haller of Eintracht Frankfurt celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Schalke 04 at Commerzbank-Arena on...

The additions of Sebastian Haller and Miguel Almiron in January would transform Newcastle United’s attack for the second half of the season.

The Northern Echo have claimed that Haller is Newcastle’s top target for the next transfer window, while the Chronicle have suggested that a deal for Almiron is already sewn up.

Although there is still some doubt over the Almiron transfer, Newcastle’s interest does appear to be genuine.

And if Rafael Benitez is able to bring in the attacking pair then Newcastle will be a much better side for it.


Haller would have the potential to be a destructive force in the Magpies’ attack, and he would increase their goalscoring threat.

The 24-year-old has hit nine goals in 13 games for Eintracht Frankfurt this season, and he has proven a huge danger in the Bundesliga.

Miguel Almiron #10 of Atlanta United during the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 1 match between New York City FC and Atlanta FC at Yankee Stadium on November 04,...

With Almiron in the number 10 role behind him, Haller could have all the service he needs to recreate those sort of figures in England too.

Almiron is wonderfully blessed with the ball at his feet, and he possesses a great amount of creativity.

And if Benitez’s reportedly planned double swoop does come off for Newcastle then it should seriously excite the St. James’ Park crowd.

Atlanta's Miguel Almiron (10) passes the ball into the box during the MLS Eastern Conference final match between Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls on November 25th, 2018 at Mercedes-...

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