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Breaking: Deal For Miguel Almiron Reportedly Done (Again)

Fresh claims from well respected journalist Bruno Pont claim the deal is done for the Paraguayan attacker.

2018 MLS Cup - Portland Timbers v Atlanta United
Miguel leads the charge as he and his teammates rush the field to celebrate their MLS Cup win
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The hottest transfer saga Newcastle have seen in years has yet another promising update. According to Paraguayan journalist Bruno Pont, the deal for Atlanta United attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron is done and the player should be signing for the club in the next few hours.

Specifically the tweet reads “ Miguel Almiron will sign in the next few hours with Newcastle of England, there is already an agreement in place with all parties.”

Pont is a well respected journalist with almost 400,000 followers on Twitter, so it is hard to believe he would tweet something out without having incredibly sound sources. Additionally, he was the one to break the news earlier in the week that Miguel’s father claimed Newcastle were in a prime position to sign the midfielder.of

This particular transfer saga has proven to be exhausting, and as fans we should not be so quick to jump to conclusions. The most recent “reported deal” for Miguel was shot down within 24 hours of it appearing, which was a loan to buy deal that Atlanta United was not interested in. What is promising about this latest bit of news however, is that there is no price attached to this news, and the journalist is risking a ton of credibility if the story turn out to be completely false.

We here at Coming Home Newcastle will keep you up to date on all the latest Miguel rumors, and hope to eventually give you a story titled “Miguel Almiron Officially Signs for Newcastle.”

For more on Almiron check out our piece on how Miguel would help Newcastle's attack, or our piece on why Atlanta has to sell him this January, and if you’re feeling really ambitious you can listen to our podcast with Paraguayan soccer expert Roberto Rojas.

For now, I’ll leave you with this picture of our good friend Roberto Rojas with Miguel in what appears to be someone’s home.