Rafa Benitez responds to questions about Newcastle's interest in Miguel Almiron

Rafa Benitez has admitted that Newcastle United are looking to the USA for recruits '“ as the club weighs up a move for Miguel Almiron.

Rafa Benitez.
Rafa Benitez.

The attacking midfielder, 24, is a potential January target for Benitez, who is looking to sign a No 10 in the New Year.

Asked about the club’s interest in the Atlanta United player, Benitez joked: “Who? Who?”

Benitez, however, acknowledged that United are looking at Major League Soccer – and other leagues across the world.

“We’re watching everything,” said Newcastle’s manager. “America, South America, Asia – everything.

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“We have a player from Japan, another from South Korea, so we know we can find players everywhere.”

Benitez added: “You have to look for the players that you want – and then analyse who we can, or cannot, sign.”