Miguel Almiron reportedly heading to Italy despite Newcastle allegedly agreeing personal terms

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez reacts on the touchline during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Cardiff City at St. James Park on January 19, 2019 in Newcastle upon...

Newcastle United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Atlanta United's MLS star Miguel Almiron but will not pay more than £16million.

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-...

Newcastle United could be about to miss out on Miguel Almiron on the basis of just £4 million.

According to the Northern Echo today, the Magpies have agreed personal terms with the Atlanta United play-maker, who was a revelation in the MLS last season, scoring 13 goals and setting up another 11.

But the Chronicle claims that Newcastle simply refused to raise their initial bid of £16 million with Atlanta wanting £4 million more for their star man.

 

As a result Almiron’s agent, Daniel Campos, has now travelled to Italy in order to find the South American a Serie A club.

So it seems that Newcastle are set to miss out on a player who looked, on paper, like everything Rafa Benitez has been crying out for.

Atlanta's Miguel Almiron (10) waves a flag at the fans in the post-game celebration during the MLS Cup between the Portland Timbers and Atlanta United FC on December 8th, 2018 at Mercedes-...

An all-action midfielder who can score and create is something this current Newcastle side has been missing for far too long and Almiron, on current form, would have walked into the Magpies’ starting XI.

But it seems a lack of ambition in the transfer market is once again set to cost the club dear.

Atlanta's Miguel Almiron (10) settles the ball during the MLS Cup between the Portland Timbers and Atlanta United FC on December 8th, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

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