Photos: Almiron in Newcastle training for the first time, takes instructions from Benitez

Miguel Almiron (L) chips the ball over Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka  (R) during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on February 06, 2019 in...

Newcastle United welcomed Miguel Almiron to training today.

Miguel Almiron (C) joins the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on February 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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Miguel Almiron (L) chips the ball over Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka  (R) during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on February 06, 2019 in...

Newcastle United are gearing up for their return to action next Monday, when they travel to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Magpies lost at Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend, but fans are still pretty buoyant after a fairly productive transfer deadline day last week.

Newcastle not only brought in a left back in Monaco's Antonio Barreca, but then shattered their transfer record in order to sign playmaker Miguel Almiron.

 

Almiron, 24, was one of the stars of Major League Soccer last season, hitting 13 goals and 13 assists as he helped Atlanta United win the MLS Cup.

For months, it was assumed that Almiron would be heading to the Premier League, though as the January transfer window entered its final stages, no deal was in place.

Newcastle finally stepped up and splashed the cash on Almiron, giving fans a truly exciting signing, and one who will bring pace and creativity to Rafael Benitez's side.

Miguel Almiron (L) speaks with Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez  during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on February 06, 2019 in...

Almiron was given his visa on Tuesday, meaning that he was given the green light to start training with the Magpies today ahead of that Wolves clash.

Photos released today showed Almiron with his new teammates, taking instructions from boss Benitez and even chipping goalkeeper Martin Dubravka – but whether he will play against Wolves remains to be seen...

Miguel Almiron warms up during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on February 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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