Miguel Almiron ready to get to work with Magpies

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

Newcastle's record signing Miguel Almiron said his £20m transfer fee is an "honour" rather than a weight on his shoulders.

Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron poses for a photo after the 2018 MLS Cup championship game against the Portland Timbers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The 24-year-old Paraguay worldwide, who completed a deadline-day move to St James' Park from Major League Soccer side Atlanta United, had to leave the country while the paperwork was completed and he headed for Paris in the meantime.

As a result, the Premier League's longest standing club-record transfer record was broken, with the Magpies finally securing a deal to surpass their £16.5m signing of Michael Owen from Real Madrid in 2005.

Rafael Benitez's team travels to Wolves on Monday night, before they face bottom side Huddersfield at home in their next game on February 23, a match in which Almiron could make his home debut at St. James' Park. Heading into the weekend, Newcastle sit just two points above the relegation zone.

"First and foremost I see it as an honor", Almiron said.

"I am a player who tries to get my team playing around me and to help those team-mates each game too".

"As players of this club, Newcastle United, which has so much history, that is pressure in itself in terms of wanting to do well".

Almiron has all Newcastle fans excited before even kicking a ball and Shearer has hit the nail on the head that he needs to try hit the ground running.

"Similar in England, you get a lot of good young players coming to play in the Premier League and it can only be good for both leagues". "I think the feeling will be magnificent". I've managed to do a bit of physical stuff here in the last few days, so I'm good. I'd like to say I'm really grateful for the way I've been welcomed by the supporters. "I really can't wait for the moment to come where I can actually turn out for the side here at home".

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