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Newcastle transfer news: Agent claims Miguel Almiron has huge release clause

Miguel Almiron’s agent has claimed that his client has a huge release clause to leave Newcastle United.

Daniel Campo, who represents the Paraguayan, has spoken to South American radio station Futbol a lo Grande, and admitted that he will hold talks with the Magpies over the summer.

Campo said: “Miguel Almiron’s exit clause from Newcastle is close to $80million.

“In June we will see what the club says, I have interest from clubs in Spain and Italy.”

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$80million dollars is equal to almost £59million. That’s almost three times the amount Almiron cost Newcastle back in 2019.

And this isn’t the first time we’ve heard from Almiron’s representative. He was criticised by Steve Bruce, who called him a ‘two-bob amateur’ amid talk in 2020 that the speedster could leave.

He arrived from Atlanta United for £21million, becoming the club’s record signing. However, things haven’t gone completely to plan for Miggy despite a bright start at St James’ Park.

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No one is going to meet Miguel Almiron’s release clause

Almiron’s release clause is frighteningly high. Perhaps Newcastle made it so high that no one would be able to snatch him away, or so that they would get a huge fee if he excelled in the North East.

Sadly, that hasn’t happened. There has been promise, particularly in the opening few months after his arrival under Rafa Benitez.

But things went south when Bruce arrived, who often played Almiron out of position. Those woes have continued under Eddie Howe, who appears to favour Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy. That is extremely worrying for Almiron.

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It’s no surprise that his agent is talking about a possible exit, but there’s no chance anyone will go near him at a price of almost £60million. We’ll be extremely lucky if we get the fee we paid for him three years ago.

Campo might talk a good game about his client’s potential options in Spain and Italy, but he must recognise that the 27-year-old has really regressed in recent years.

Almiron will be lucky to get a move away at this rate. He can’t even start for arguably the worst team in the Premier League. Like so many players in this squad, he needs to improve drastically. If not, no one will bat an eyelid if he leaves in the summer, as it’ll be for nowhere near £59million.

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