Despite some horrible performances, Newcastle actually have some massively talented players.

Allan Saint-Maximin is an incredible footballer – probably our most naturally gifted since a certain Hatem Ben Arfa. Jonjo Shelvey’s passing range is up their with the best when he’s in form. Martin Dubravka has won us so many points on his own.

Then you’ve got Miguel Almiron.

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The Paraguayan is a fan favourite. His energy and attitude is infectious. And over the past few months, he’s started to add end product to his game.

The 26-year-old has started playing as an attacking midfielder, which has seen him play even better.

And following the change, Steve Bruce has named Almiron as his best player.

“Running-wise, every statistic he [Almiron] wins – whether it’s training or in a match,” he told the club’s official website.


“He’s one of those delights to manage. He’s never a problem – he trains and plays with a smile on his face.

“You want people like that to do well, and he’s arguably our best player.”

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It’s hard to argue with Bruce.

Toon fans fell in love with Almiron about five minutes into his debut last year against Wolves. He’s a player you love to watch and want to see succeed.

You could argue that Saint-Maximin is better than Miggy because of the way he can go past players and create something out of nothing, but Almiron is more of the complete package.

Even when he isn’t playing well, he still gives 100%. His work ethic is incredible.

Combine that with electric pace and an eye for goal and it’s clear that Almiron is the best player Newcastle have right now.

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