Miguel Almiron is Newcastle United’s star of the season so far, and is doing an amazing job at putting Jack Grealish in his place.
The Paraguayan has been out of this world in the opening 13 games, scoring seven times. It’s his best ever Premier League tally, with six of his goals coming in October.
He’s surely nailed on to win the Player of the Month award, while he will probably win Goal of the Month too. Three of his October strikes were breathtaking – the Fulham volley and curlers against Everton and Aston Villa. Eddie Howe called his most recent strike ‘incredible‘, and he’s not wrong.
It’s remarkable how well Almiron is suddenly doing, especially considering he started slowly under new boss Eddie Howe.
The 28-year-old often started on the bench, behind the likes of Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy in the pecking order. However, now he is one of the first names on the teamsheet and considered a key player.
So it’s a good job he wasn’t sold during the summer transfer window.
No bids for Miguel Almiron during the summer
Multiple players left Newcastle during the summer transfer window, such as Isaac Hayden, Dwight Gayle and Federico Fernandez.
And there were tentative rumours that Almiron could be on his way out of St James’ Park too before the end of last season. The Mirror claimed that he would be able to leave for just £10million, despite costing more than double that in 2019.
Then there was summer speculation that he could join Everton. Luckily, that did not happen.
In fact, Almiron didn’t even come close to leaving Newcastle during the summer. According to the Athletic, the club received absolutely no offers for the winger.
That sums up his Toon career up until this point. No one wanted to sign him.
Newcastle had planned to sign a new right-winger, but that didn’t happen. Instead, Almiron has had the chance to make the position his own. And he has done just that in spectacular fashion.
Now Almiron is an absolute star in black and white, and clubs will be wishing they had him in their team. However, he is going absolutely nowhere.