Newcastle United transfer & takeover news: Striker interest cooled as under-fire Miguel Almiron is thrust under the spotlight

Newcastle United Steve Bruce is tracking Jarrod Bowen at former club Hull City – but the odds are against a January move.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 5:00 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United is challenged by Ben Foster of Watford during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford FC at St. James Park on August 31, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bowen, signed by Bruce as an unknown in 2014 during his time on Humberside, has scored 12 goals so far this season.

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Meanwhile, is history repeating itself at Newcastle United?

This former Steve Bruce defender at Aston Villa thinks this United side has definite echoes of what the manager served up at Villa Park.

Elsewhere, Bruce has revealed which sacking was the worst of his career - and it’s not too far away from here…

And finally, the signing of Miguel Almiron has many a Newcastle United fan scratching their head.

On the one hand they see a player with boundless amounts of energy, endeavour and graft, pace to burn and a top class attitude. But flip it round the other way and the statistics don’t lie – Almiron is yet to score or register and assist in 23 games at United. For a Premier League forward, that's just not good enough.

So why did former boss Rafa Benitez see fit to blow a reported £21million on the Paraguayan in his final play at United manager? And why has Steve Bruce until this point persisted with former Atlanta United attacker Almiron?

Here American journalist Roberto Rojas, who has roots in Paraguay, makes a case FOR 'Miggy' using his international form and a switch in manager and position to justify his stance.