Newcastle break their transfer record to sign playmaker Miguel Almiron

Almiron would perhaps perhaps make his debut in opposition to Spurs on Saturday

Newcastle maintain broken their switch file to tag Paraguay playmaker Miguel Almiron from MLS side Atlanta United for spherical £20m.

It breaks the previous file of £16m that used to be paid to Staunch Madrid for Michael Owen in 2005.

Almiron, 24, scored 13 targets closing season as Atlanta obtained the MLS Cup for the first time.

The attacking midfielder beforehand performed for Cerro Porteno in his dwelling nation and Argentina’s Lanus.

He has scored 21 targets in 62 league appearances over his occupation.

“I’m very overjoyed and desirous to open and to fulfill my fresh group-mates,” he said. “The league is terribly competitive, this is a historic membership, and Rafa Benitez himself were a number of the indispensable the explanations why I am right here now.

“I say it’s a immense accountability, one thing spirited for me, and I’ll strive to offer the correct I will to repay the belief the membership put in me.”

Newcastle maintain additionally signed defender Antonio Barreca on mortgage from Monaco till the tip of the season with the option of a permanent deal.

The 23-year-previous extinct Italy below-21 world joined the French membership closing summer from Torino.

“I do know that Newcastle is a mammoth and historic membership,” he said. “I do know that the of us right here in actuality esteem football and that the followers are in actuality within the encourage of the group.”

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