Miguel Almiron reacts to Real Madrid 'rumours'

Miguel Almiron has reacted to speculation linking Real Madrid with a bid for him.

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 10:26 am
Miguel Almiron, left, challenges Lionel Messi at Copa America.

The Newcastle United midfielder impressed in the second half of last season following his move from Atlanta United in a club-record deal.

Almiron has also shone for Paraguay at Copa America, and Real were last week linked with a bid for the 25-year-old, who is under contract until 2024.

“I don’t know anything about the rumours,” said Almiron. “For me, it’s an honour that they’re considering me, but I haven’t heard anything official. I’m focused on the national team right now – and with Newcastle.”

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Paraguay take on hosts Brazil in a Copa America quarter-final in Gremio tonight.

“As a group, we try to better ourselves every day,” said Almiron. “It’s a new process. The manager (Eduardo Berizzo) has been here for only four months, and we’re doing a wonderful job.”

Miguel Almiron.