Joining for a then club record fee of £24 million, Miguel Almiron arrived in Tyneside with heightened expectations.
Joining an attacking force with on-loan Salomon Rondon, and Ayoze Perez, the Paraguayan initially struggled for goals in black and white.
This prolonged goal drought did not decimate the reputation of the former Atlanta United player though, quickly becoming a fan favourite for his never say die attitude.
Miggy finally got his name on the scoresheet in our Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace, netting the winning goal as the roof lifted off St James’ Park.
As many fans anticipated, an influx of goals followed with Almiron ending the 2019/20 season as our top-scorer throughout all competitions.
- Position: Attacking Midfielder (Left Winger, Right Winger)
- Date of Birth: 10.02.1994
- Place of Birth: Asuncion, Paraguay
- Preferred Foot: Left
- Height: 174cm / 5′ 7″
- Previous Clubs: Cerro Porteno (2013-2015), Lanus (2015-2017), Atlanta United (2017-2019)
- Newcastle United Transfer Date: 31.01.2019
- Newcastle United Transfer Fee: £24,000,000
- Squad Number: #24
- Social Media: @Miguel_Almiron
Almiron’s Best NUFC Moments
Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace
The fixture against Crystal Palace was Almiron’s 27th appearance for the club. It also marked his first goal for the club, and boy was it worth the wait. Arguably the moment of our 2019/20 season, St James’ Park was at full volume in the 83rd minute!
Wolves 1-1 Newcastle United
Miguel Almiron made it three goals in six games as a wounded Newcastle United side left the Midlands with a point. The Paraguayan looked lively throughout the 90 minutes and scored our 500th Premier League away goal.
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