Miguel Almiron’s agent has arrived in Newcastle to discuss Paraguay’s future at the club, according to record.
Almiron’s agent Daniel Campos was in the executive area for Friday night’s 1-0 win over Wolverhampton and is set to hold talks with the club over his client’s future.
Almiron took more minutes than expected against Wolverhampton, as the 28-year-old replaced Ryan Fraser 10 minutes after the Scotland international was injured.
Fraser’s hamstring injury may now mean the 28-year-old has picked up an unexpected lead in the squad over the last few games of the Newcastle season, but the fact that Paraguay has started only five of Eddie Howe’s first 21 games in coaching It suggests that he may not be included in his boss’s long-term plans.
Howe said via The Chronicle, “I thought Meiji was really good. Meiji was away in international service, and then he was sick, so we didn’t see much of him. But never doubt him physically.”
“Despite the fact that he didn’t train with us much, I physically supported him to play at that time, the energy and pressure that Meiji gives you is a real weapon.”
Howe was clearly impressed with the 28-year-old’s running out and it’s something Almiron must build on now, as he fights for his future at the club.
This summer is set to be huge for Newcastle as they use their newfound wealth to propel them to the top of the table and the bleak reading for Almiron is that even if he does well between now and the end of the season, it may still be. Be enough.
Almiron has played 103 games for Magpies and scored just eight goals since joining in 2019. These are huge matches awaiting the Paraguayan international, as he needs to impress Newcastle or potential rivals.