Newcastle fans were excited to finally break their transfer record when they signed Miguel Almiron for £21 million.

While some fans were hoping the Paraguayan would be a starter against Wolves, Rafael Benitez decided against throwing him straight in. The decision seemed astute, with Ayoze Perez showing some deft touches and great work rate.

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However, with 20 minutes left, the forward was introduced to the action to rapturous applause. With Christian Atsu making way, it seems possible that Benitez fancies Almiron as a winger rather than number 10 to begin with. Keen to make an instant impression, the 24-year-old gave away a quick free-kick – not in the same manner as Aleksandar Mitrovic on his debut, though!

It was obvious that he does have talent and likes to take a player on. He may have looked excitable at times, but as he settles in, hopefully, the composure will follow.

It’s nice to see a Magpies player run at a team with pace and Almiron is sure to become a fans’ favourite quickly if he effectively does so.

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The Toon Army were quick to take to Twitter to praise the new signing, albeit in a deflating last-gasp draw:

 

Next up for the Mapgies is Huddersfield and it’s a game Almiron can really show his potential and talent if called upon.

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