BBC pundit Glenn Murray claims Miguel Almiron looked a ‘real threat’ for Newcastle tonight
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BBC pundit Glenn Murray claims Miguel Almiron looked a ‘real threat’ for Newcastle tonight

BBC pundit and former Premier League player Glenn Murray has claimed Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron constantly looked like a threat against Southampton tonight.

Playing off the right wing in the first leg of the Toon’s Carabao Cup semi-final, the Paraguay international dominated with his quick feet and ability to cut in on his striking foot.

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Speaking on co-commentary for BBC Radio 5 Live, Murray picked up on the 28-year-old’s performance.

“Every time Almiron has the ball, he looks a real threat coming in off the right on his tasty left foot,” he said.

Murray says Almiron is a constant threat

Although Almiron has not been able to replicate the numbers he was producing before the World Cup break, he has still been a constant issue for Premier League defences.

In a team now full of superstars, the attacker has still managed to rank as the fourth-best player for the Magpies this term. He closely follows Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar and Nick Pope, impressively marching ahead of fan-favourite Bruno Guimaraes.

Prior to this season, supporters were unsure of the 28-year-old, who arrived at St James’ Park back in 2019 in a then club-record deal worth £21m.

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However, with Eddie Howe at the helm, the Paraguayan has looked phenomenal on the wing for Newcastle.

Although the Magpies are currently linked with a move for Everton forward Anthony Gordon, Almiron is expected to be his place in the starting XI – and rightly so.

Hopefully the Toon star can keep this form up for the second leg of the semi-final next week.