It looks as though Josef Martinez is missing Miguel Almiron at Atlanta United.

The pair had quite the bond, even performing a celebration together when either of them scored. Martinez, now without his partner in crime, still performed his part of the celebration after scoring against Herediano in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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Atlanta United won the game 4-0, with the Venezuelan striker bagging a brace.

Martinez has been prolific since heading to the MLS. In his first season he scored 19 goals in 20 games, then last season he did even better with 31 in 34 as Atlanta won the MLS Cup.

His partnership was key to their triumph, so should Newcastle consider getting the pair back together?

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Could Martinez do it in the Premier League?

The Magpies are going to need a striker in the summer, no matter what happens.

Joselu isn’t up to standard, while Salomon Rondon is only on loan. Even if Rondon does sign permanently, we will still need another option up front. And Martinez’s incredible goal return should make him an option.

While some will say the MLS isn’t a high enough standard, that hasn’t stopped Almiron since arriving in the Premier League. The Paraguayan has adapted quickly, and there’s no reason that his friend from Atlanta can’t do the same.

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Martinez has played in Europe in the past and struggled, but things might be different if he can rekindle is partnership with Almiron.

Aged 25, he is entering his peak years as a footballer. With the way he is playing, it’s hard to see him spending much longer at Atlanta. If he does become available, Newcastle have more than one reason to show an interest.

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