Newcastle up the ante in chase for £25m-rated MLS star Miguel Almiron

Newcastle up the ante in chase for £25m-rated MLS star Miguel Almiron but face competition from Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham

  • Paraguay international Miguel Almiron has been MLS’ standout player this year
  • The 24-year-old has been followed closely by Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham
  • However, suitors Newcastle will hold talks with New York Red Bulls this week

Simon Jones for MailOnline

Newcastle United have stepped up their efforts to sign Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron.

Talks are taking place in USA this week over a potential deal for the Paraguay international playmaker who starred for his side in their 3-0 MLS Cup win over New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

The 24-year-old is valued at £25million by the MLS, which will hinder negotiations, but Newcastle know they must move quickly amid competition from the likes of West Ham. 

Miguel Almiron has been a standout player in the MLS for New York Red Bulls this season

Miguel Almiron has been a standout player in the MLS for New York Red Bulls this season

Midfielder Almiron (right) is being closely monitored by four Premier League sides

Midfielder Almiron (right) is being closely monitored by four Premier League sides

Arsenal and Tottenham have also followed his progress this year.

Sportsmail reported Newcastle’s interest earlier this month and Rafa Benitez believes Almiron can adapt quickly to the Premier League stage.

He has been arguably the standout player of the MLS, scoring 12 goals and providing 14 assists in 35 games, and was named in their team of the year. 

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is hoping to win the race to sign the Paraguay international

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is hoping to win the race to sign the Paraguay international

 


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