Having been kicked to bits since arriving in the Premier League, the 25-year-old is now set for a spell on the sidelines.
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.
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.
Fans want Muto to replace Almiron
— Matt Brown (@MattJB8818) April 24, 2019
— Michael (@rooney03) April 24, 2019
Play muto instead of atsu
— chris (@lownds9) April 24, 2019
Love everything about this lad and hope he comes back ready for next season. Now let’s see what Muto can bring to the table!
— Khoi Nguyen (@Nguyen5) April 24, 2019
Now please give Muto a run in the team?
— AP (@HatTrickPerez) April 24, 2019
Given we are safe I wouldn’t mind seeing Muto filling the role of Almiron……just to have a look at him #nufc
— Lee Johnson ⚫️⚪️ RAFA’S MAGS 🙋🏼♂️ (@Lee18_92Johnson) April 23, 2019
Almiron confirmed as out for the rest of the season. Would like to see Muto in his role!, Will probably be Atsu but there’s no point in paying 10m for a player & not playing him. #nufc
— Cameron Findlay (@CameronFin1992) April 24, 2019
😭 our guy is broken!
— Clinton Forde (@FordeHaveMercy) April 24, 2019
We all know Atsu will start ahead of Muto 😩, Personally I agree though Muto needs game time
— 👉🏽Dayle👈🏽 (@DayleBarron) April 24, 2019