Another day, another lack of transfer action from the Newcastle brass. Despite our struggles, the Newcastle board have yet to bring a single player to St James’ Park this month, and we’re starting to get desperate.
We thought we were past having to fight for relegation every year, but with so little attention being placed on the playing squad at present, it’s not looking good.
Fortunately, amidst all the uncertainty, there is at least one reason for fans to be hopeful.
According to the Telegraph, there is at least a chance that Newcastle could seal a deal for Atlanta United attacker Miguel Almiron, with a move for the player not yet dead in the water. There’s apparently just £7 million separating the two teams at present, and perhaps Mike Ashley will be willing to raise his offer as we edge closer to the end of the window.
Obviously, Almiron would be a massive transfer for the club, and he’d give us a lot of what we’ve lacked this term. With a return of 13 goals and 11 assists from 37 appearances, the attacker is undeniably one of the best players in the MLS – and a major move for him from someone is looking like it’s only a matter of time.
Newcastle clearly could get in there first, but so far, the club have been unwilling to splash the cash.
Still, with just a few million in it, anything could happen. If Rafael Benitez refuses to remain at the club long-term without more investment, as previously noted by the Telegraph, the club may be tempted to make their move.