Report: Mike Ashley’s personal intervention to seal Miguel Almiron deal for Newcastle United

Mike Ashley, Owner of Newcastle United is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on October 27, 2018 in...

Newcastle United signed Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United on January transfer deadline day.

New signing Miguel Almiron during his first interview at The Newcastle United Training Centre  on January 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

According to The Daily Mail, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley personally intervened to complete the signing of Miguel Almiron.

As reported by BBC Sport, Newcastle paid Atlanta United a transfer fee of £20 million to secure the services of Almiron on January transfer deadline day.

 

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder is the most expensive player in the Magpies' history, according to the report.

The Daily Mail has claimed that Newcastle owner Ashley personally saw to that the club could sign the Paraguay international and used his contacts in the USA to seal the deal.

New signing Miguel Almiron poses for photos in the home dressing room at St.James' Park on January 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Good signing for Newcastle United?

Almiron has a strong reputation in the USA, and the Paraguay international will be a good long-term signing for Newcastle.

It could take a while for the former Lanus star to get used to the Premier League and to develop an understanding with his Newcastle teammates, but the 24-year-old is very creative and has a lot of potential.

According to WhoScored, Almiron scored 13 goals and provided 11 assists in 37 Major League Soccer games for Atlanta this season before his move to Newcastle.

Mike Ashley, Owner of Newcastle United is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on October 27, 2018 in...

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