This is because, according to Atlanta’s president, the Paraguayan took some time to adapt to life in the US.
Almiron cost £20m in January and arrived with a lot of excitement around him, and even though he has not scored or assisted in 18 Premier League games, many Newcastle fans recognise his importance to the team.
Almiron last season transformed the way Newcastle attacked, and he freed up space for Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon.
This year he does not have those two to work with anymore, and Steve Bruce has struggled to find his best position.
Almiron is starting to receive criticism from elements of the media and some pundits, but many Newcastle fans are sticking behind him because they can clearly see he is a talented player, and as long as he keeps starting matches, the goals and assists will come.
Eales is right; we just have to be patient with Almiron, and he will come good I am sure of it.