Newcastle have confirmed that Miguel Almiron will miss the rest of the season due to a hamstring injury.

Having been kicked to bits since arriving in the Premier League, the 25-year-old is now set for a spell on the sidelines.

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While his injury didn’t come from a cynical challenge, he’d already been wiped out against Southampton when James Ward-Prowse charged at him like a bull when the Paraguayan was about to be clean through on goal.

Almiron recovered, but later picked up a hamstring injury that reduced him to tears.

Despite not opening his account with a goal, he has transformed this Newcastle side with his pace, movement and vision. We are now safe from relegation, and Almiron’s arrival played a key role.

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We’ll be without our record signing for our final three games, with a home game against Liverpool sandwiched by away trips to Brighton and Fulham.

He was replaced by Christian Atsu against Southampton, but fans want to see someone else get a chance. While losing Almiron is certainly a blow, some supporters see it as the perfect chance to give Yoshinori Muto some minutes before the season ends.

The Japanese forward has had a tough debut year at Newcastle, scoring just once.

With three games left, hopefully Muto gets a chance to show he can have a future at St James’ Park.

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Fans want Muto to replace Almiron