Wolves star Raul Jimenez warns Newcastle recruit Miguel Almiron

New Newcastle United signing, Miguel Almiron, is introduced to the media at St. James Park on February 07, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Wolves take on Newcastle at Molineux on Monday evening.

New Newcastle United signing, Miguel Almiron, is introduced to the media at St. James Park on February 07, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez has told Sky Sports that it will not be easy for Newcastle United's club-record signing Miguel Almiron to adapt to the rigours of Premier League football.

Almiron, 25, finally joined Newcastle after helping Atlanta United with the MLS Cup in 2018 with 13 goals and 13 assists throughout the campaign. He was arguably the league's best player.

It is believed a figure stands at around £21million, quite a leap forward from the previous record which lasted 14 years - when Newcastle lured Michael Owen to St. James' Park from Real Madrid in 2005.

 

Paraguay international Almiron sorted his Visa out in Paris last week to be able to face Wolves on Monday night, but on-loan Benfica striker Jimenez has warned the former Lanus ace that English football will be a shock to the system.

"It's a very big step, it's very, very different. I wasn't in the MLS but it's more or less like Mexico and I think it's a very big step for him," Jimenez said.

"[To be a success you need] to have confidence, to be part of the team as quickly as possible, to feel you are an important part and do what you have to do, as always.

"The things you were doing before give you more experience. Moving here is another type of league but it's good for him. He's a good player, Newcastle saw something in him to take him to the Premier League."

New Newcastle United signing, Miguel Almiron, is introduced to the media at St. James Park on February 07, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Jimenez has shown that he has been able to take the leap from Mexican and Portuguese football to English, starring as Nuno Espirito Santo's talismanic striker. He has been in excellent form since joining on loan from Benfica.

In 28 league and cup outings, the 69-time Mexico international has scored 11 goals and created six more. Goal claim he has a permanent clause in his loan contract with £30million.

Newcastle sit outside of the relegation zone only by goal difference, meanwhile Wolves are flying high in the Premier League - sitting in a lofty seventh place.

New Newcastle United signing, Miguel Almiron, is introduced to the media at St. James Park on February 07, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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