Man Utd ‘want to sign’ Newcastle ‘sensation’ as Ten Hag ‘likes him a lot’ but player is ‘ideal’ for Arsenal

Man Utd-linked Almiron Credit: Alamy
Man Utd-linked Almiron Credit: Alamy

Man Utd and Arsenal are reportedly among three clubs who ‘want to sign’ Newcastle United ‘sensation’ Miguel Almiron in the coming months.

Almiron was mocked on a regular basis during the first few years at Newcastle United.

The Paraguay international often lacked a final product as it seemed inevitable that his time at the Magpies would prove to be a failure.

He was even infamously joked about by Jack Grealish last season, but he has moved to silence his doubters this term.

The winger has already surpassed his goal tally from previous campaigns this time around by netting eight goals in just 14 Premier League games. This is helped by him scoring in four straight games in the table.

Newcastle will now no doubt be keen to tie Almiron down to a new contract, especially given that his current deal is due to expire in 2024.

The player’s agent recently revealed that Man Utd and Arsenal showed interest in him before he joined Newcastle.

Now Spanish outlet Fichajes are reporting that the two Premier League clubs and Atletico Madrid ‘want to sign’ Almiron.

The report states that ‘it is not ruled out that he could leave if he does not finish renewing his contract before next season’.

With Man Utd, it is said that they ‘need to boost their offensive rotation’ as a result of the ‘imminent departure’ of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Erik ten Hag is understood to ‘like Almiron a lot’ due to the pace the Newcastle star has at his disposal.

Arsenal meanwhile were in the market for a new winger in the summer, with Raphinha, Pedro Neto and Yeremi Pino among the players they looked at.

But Almiron is proven in the Premier League and he would be an ‘ideal profile to play on the right wing’.

Almiron began his career at Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno. Dani Guiza was his team-mate there and he has encouraged the 28-year-old to stay at Newcastle.

“I am very proud of Miguel. He made his debut with us in the first team. I already knew that he was going to go far because he is a boy who was committed, worked day by day,” Guiza told VERSUS (via Sport Witness).

“We shared many chats. Apart from the footballers who slept with us in the room, we chatted with him and tried to give him good advice. He is one of the young people who wanted to learn. It is clear they ask you everything. In life to be able to achieve success, it’s the job and Miguel had it since I met him.”

Guiza added: “Let him triumph there, he feels loved by the fans and he is very comfortable at the club. Of course, I hope one day he can wear the shirt of my beloved Real Madrid.”

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