For the first time, Miguel Almiron has been pictured alongside his new teammates.
The 24-year-old arrived on transfer deadline day, but wasn’t allowed to take part in training before obtaining a work permit. The player headed to Paris with his agent, and secured the documentation to allow him to play in black and white.
On Wednesday, Almiron took part in his first training session. Rafa Benitez’s players had been given a few days off after the 1-0 defeat to Tottenham, and returned to the training ground to prepare for Monday’s clash with Wolves.
Almiron pictured for the first time with his new teammates
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Almiron was clearly feeling the cold, donning a snood as he prepared to impress the gaffer at the first time of asking.
In the background you can also see Yoshinori Muto, who is back from the Asian Cup. The Japan forward will have a hard job getting back into the team following the arrival of Almiron. Muto had already been struggling, and things will be even tougher now.
Almiron now has a few days to prove himself before the Monday night game with Wolves. While it’s a nuisance to travelling fans, having a few extra days for our latest signing to get acquainted with his teammates is actually a boost. He probably won’t start, but hopefully he gets some minutes off the bench.
It shows how important a signing it is that even seeing Almiron in training is exciting. That’s what a new signing can do to a club. It boosts everyone; the players, the manager and the fans.
Hopefully the new record signing can live up to the hype.