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.
Miguel Almirón firmará en las próximas horas con el Newcastle de Inglaterra,ya hay un acuerdo de todas las partes.— Bruno Pont (@BrunoPont) December 12, 2018
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
Miguel Almiron’s father flaming the rumors of the future of his son today: “He will definitely go to England, what’s left to be decided is to what club but Newcastle is the one with the advantage.” https://t.co/3gu29emOxO— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) December 10, 2018
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.
And of course congrats to Miguel Almiron, who deserves this title following the amazing performances that he’s been having in the last two years, to make himself an icon at the club and for the perfect ending tonight.— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) December 9, 2018
Europe awaits you, Miggy! Lo mejor estar por venir ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/JXuusTaxmN