Newcastle fans have been reacting to some interesting comments made by Miguel Almiron’s agent.
The playmaker from Paraguay would apparently have left the club this year had it not been for the global health pandemic, according to Daniel Campos.
Almiron only joined Newcastle in January 2019 for around £20 million (ESPN), which was a club record at the time.
The South American took some time to adapt to the English top-flight, but found his feet eventually and is now considered by most as one of Newcastle’s best players.
Steve Bruce has used Almiron fairly sparingly this term, which has led to regular clamour from supporters.
There is feeling among some that Bruce isn’t managing Almiron correctly, and Campos has now delivered a delivered some rather controversial comments.
“Miguel’s work rate at Newcastle and Paraguay has been great. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, he would have been elsewhere. Perhaps he would like to play for a team that has a lot of possession. Maybe in June, he’ll make that jump.”
On social media, the reaction was mixed.
Some supporters were angry to hear such comments being made by an agent, while others actually think the situation is somewhat understandable:
Seen some grief for Almiron mind after the latest reports mind. “He can’t cut it anyways”, “drop him if he wants out”. Ridiculous!
I’m sure some don’t recognise the importance of coaching. We’re not utilising him to his strengths man, no wonder he’s frustrated #NUFC
— Callum Irving (@NUFCIrving1010) November 16, 2020
Almiron is a good player and one of our best players but I’ve always said if a player wants to go then get rid he’s obviously not happy.
— Alan Jones (@jonesyall3) November 17, 2020
Almiron won’t sell for much more than we bought him for. He’s actually depreciated under Bruce. Most of our players have.
Apart from the 2nd choice keeper who has had to earn his money #NUFC
— John (@1892JP) November 16, 2020
grass wont be greener
— David Sinclair (@mindblower46) November 17, 2020
Drumming up interest. Wouldn’t blame Almiron for leaving though, he’s a footballer and he’s currently in a team that don’t play football. Couldn’t fault any player for wanting to jump ship.
— Ricky Williams (@Ricky_NUFC9) November 17, 2020
Completely understandable, both from Almiron and his agent’s point of view. Players don’t want to play in awful sides with no ambition and his agent is eyeing up his bonus. No chance any of the ‘big’ clubs in England are looking at him mind, but you could see him going to Spain.
— Stephen Murray (@StephenMurray87) November 17, 2020
No individual is bigger than the club
— 🦍 ⓉⒽⓇⒾⓁⓁⒶ-ⒼⓄⓇⒾ①①ⒶⒶ🦍 (@fatdoppa) November 17, 2020
In total agreement – why would a player of his ability want to be shoe-horned into this setup?
Could easily be a #10 in a 4-2-3-1, with ASM and Fraser either side. CB’s to be bought to suit playing in the 4-man defence.
— Alex Hunt (@__alexhunt__) November 17, 2020
It may be fact however don’t think he’s done his client any favours coming out with it
— Waaatson (@paul_taylor1) November 17, 2020
It’s what agents do, agitate force move or salary increase but would you blame him? Especially if there is genuine interest from a better side
— John Morrison (@JohnCharlton26) November 17, 2020
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