£20m Newcastle star 'will be sold' this summer

Miguel Almiron will be sold by Newcastle United this summer, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The 28-year-old has not featured too often of late under Eddie Howe and now appears to be heading towards the St James’ Park exit door.

How is Almiron’s season going?

Not to plan it would be fair to say. In the current campaign, Almiron has made 21 Premier League appearances but has failed to score or provide an assist in any of them.

While he did feature in Newcastle’s recent 1-0 loss against Chelsea, he played just five minutes across their two fixtures prior, so it is clear to see that the Paraguayan attacking midfielder is not the first name on Howe’s team sheet.

In general, Almiron has struggled in the final third since making his £20m move to Newcastle back in 2019, with the former Atlanta United player scoring just four times in 34 league outings last season.

Ultimately, a fresh start could do him some good and may be something he needs, as competition for a place could be about to become even more fierce next term, with Newcastle having the funds to splash out on new attackers in the summer.

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What has Jones said about Almiron’s future?

Jones fully expects Almiron, who was brought to the club by Rafael Benitez, to leave St James’ Park in the next transfer window.

Speaking about the Paraguay international’s future, the football journalist told GIVEMESPORT: “There’s going to be no room for him and he will be sold.”

Who else could leave Newcastle?

According to reports from Spain, Real Betis are one outfit who are keeping an eye on Almiron’s situation at Newcastle.

The La Liga side have thrived under former Manchester City and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini this season and are likely to qualify for European football next term, so a move there may appeal to him.

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In terms of who else could leave St James’ Park before the start of next season, The Times claims up to seven players in total could depart.

On top of Almiron, the likes of Dwight Gayle and Jamal Lewis are thought to be surplus to requirements and are likely to be part of a mass exodus as Howe continues his rebuild of the squad.

The 44-year-old was active in the last transfer window, bringing in Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes to name a couple of his signings, so it would not be a surprise to now see other players head in the opposite direction.

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