Miguel Almiron's agent makes explosive claims about Newcastle United midfielder and his future
Miguel Almiron’s agent has suggested that the midfielder will leave Newcastle United at the end of the campaign.
Daniel Campos, Almiron’s representative, has given an explosive interview on a Paraguayan radio station ahead of Saturday’s home game against Chelsea.
Campos claimed that the 26-year-old, under contract at St James’s Park, would have already left the club had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic.
Almiron, suspended for Paraguay’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia today, started the season on United's bench.
And Campos has spoken about his defensive duties at the club, which signed him from Atlanta United in January last year.
Speaking to Futgol 970, Campos said: “In Newcastle, he was entrusted to pay a function that perhaps isn’t the one he likes, but he (head coach Steve Bruce) knows that Miguel is a multi-disciplinary player. He’s able to play in numerous positions.
"That’s why all the managers have praised him, because he’s a player that, in a game, he can play in two or three different positions. He’ll always have the sacrifice, and the quality that he has is undoubted.
“I think, if it wasn’t for the pandemic, he would’ve been playing in a different team. But what happened, happened. He has to continue being on a team where the aspirations are different. We know that there’s a league with six strong teams, and the others are fighting for the remaining spots.
“But he’s happy. Obviously, if it was a team with much more movement and possession, Miguel would’ve been showcased more. Last year, he played as a second forward. He played behind the striker. But Miguel’s a very versatile player. He adapts. He’s a player that doesn’t have a problem in working different functions.
“Obviously, he’d like to play for a bigger club with more possession, but he adapted – and does the job.”
Campos also spoke about previous interest from Atletico Madrid – and suggested that Almiron will leave next summer.
“I was able to come into contact with their coaching staff, and they told me that they were interested,” said Campos.
“I think, in the future, it’s possible. Why not? There are also big teams in England enquiring about him and we talk. I have no doubt he will leave. I think it will happen soon, perhaps in June.”