Date: 29th January 2019 at 6:00pm
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Newcastle needed a few players this month, but so far, they haven’t been able to bring in anyone. Indeed, that is showing no signs of changing, at least as far as Miguel Almiron is concerned.

According to the Northern Echo, Almiron has been a target of Newcastle recently, but the Magpies had fallen short of agreeing to a deal with the club. Now, though, they’re facing extra competition – with the player now given permission to discuss a potential move to Italy.

The point being here, then, that Newcastle are no longer in the driving seat for a move. Whilst they had a foot in the door with regards to completing a transfer, their inability to get it over the line has seen the player consider other options.

Now, then, it could be out of Newcastle’s control – even if they eventually stump up the cash – and this is the last thing that Rafael Benitez will have wanted.

The Verdict

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, they somehow always do at St James’ Park.

Almiron is clearly a fantastic player, his return of 13 goals and 11 assists prove that, and he would have gone a long way to solving our offensive problems.

However, with Mike Ashley clearly not keen to splash the cash, we’ve been left behind. Perhaps the owner was banking on there not being any other suitors, but that’s clearly not the case.

With our hopes of landing Almiron reducing by the hour, we aren’t holding out any hope for the rest of the month.


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