41-cap Newcastle star 'available for transfer', Howe 'doesn't rate him'

Miguel Almiron is available to leave Newcastle this summer, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The 41-cap Paraguay ace moved to the Premier League more than three years ago but has failed to live up to the £20m the Magpies paid Atlanta back in 2019.

What’s the latest news involving Almiron?

At the time of Almiron’s arrival, he was Newcastle’s record transfer and big things were expected when he made the switch to St James’ Park.

Almiron had been directly involved in 42 goals in 62 league appearances and had featured in team of the year in two MLS seasons on the bounce.

But he simply hasn’t been able to get close to producing that type of form for the Toon Army, with his attacking output extremely underwhelming in a Newcastle shirt.

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In 115 games for the Magpies, Almiron has scored just 13 goals and laid on only five assists, with his form this season extremely disappointing.

Almiron, who’s Newcastle’s highest-earner, has failed to contribute to a single goal in any competition, which has led to him spending the majority of the campaign as a substitute.

Therefore, Jones reckons that the winger is up for sale this summer, especially with just two years left on his contract.

What did Jones say about Almiron?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Almiron is available for transfer. The simplest way to state it is that Howe doesn’t rate him and doesn’t think he can fit in with the way he’s heading.”

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Could selling Almiron prove a mistake?

Almiron’s spell at Newcastle has been generally disappointing and Howe’s lack of using him since his arrival speaks volumes about his current position at the club.

Despite starting the last two games, the Paraguayan clearly isn’t in favour under Howe, and it’s hard to argue with his lack of opportunities. Almiron has failed to contribute to a single goal this season, meaning that not many Newcastle supporters would be sad to see him go.

In fact, should the Magpies end up getting a decent fee for his services, it could prove a shrewd piece of business and give Howe extra funds to spend on improving the squad.

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