Steve Bruce hits out at Miguel Almiron's 'two-bob' agent after 'outrageous' Newcastle United comments
Steve Bruce has hit out at Miguel Almiron’s agent.
Daniel Campos, Almiron’s representative, claimed this week in an interview on a Paraguayan radio station that Almiron would have left Newcastle United by now had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic. Campos added that he expected Almiron to leave the club next year.
Asked about Campos’ comments, head coach Bruce said: “I couldn’t miss them because they were that outrageous. It was bordering on ridiculous. A two-bob agent who’s so amateurish. Why would you put your client in that situation?
"If it was Miguel Almiron – who I’ve had the pleasure to work with for the last 15 months – knocking on my door and having a problem, then I’d listen.
"An agent, who two years in is probably trying to profit again is hugely disrespectful to all of us – and the club in particular. He’s a great pro, a great kid, but his obviously agent leaves a lot to be desired.
"He hasn’t arrived back (at the training ground) yet, I haven’t seen him yet, but I will have a conversation with him. Yes, of course.
"But, as I've said, Miguel’s an unbelievable pro, a great lad and a great attitude to everything, and appreciates what the club has given him and what his team-mates have given him.
"The agent proves to me he’s an amateur who’s looking to make a fast buck again, which is pretty ridiculous.”
Almiron, signed from Atlanta United last year, will train today after returning from international duty yesterday.