Newcastle United agree terms with Atlanta United for Almiron

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Miguel Almirón

Rafa Benitez is close to signing his first winter signing with Newcastle United. According to the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta United have agreed terms with the Magpies for the transfer or Miguel Almiron. The attacking midfielder was one of the most impressive players in the MLS last season, scoring 13 goals and providing 11 assists.

The 25-year-old has been long-linked with a move to Europe and now seems to be moving towards the Premier League. The report claims that Almiron will be flying to Newcastle on Tuesday and will undergo a medical on Wednesday. It is thought that Newcastle will then finalise the deal on Thursday.

Benitez has been asking for reinforcements all season for his Newcastle side, who are in 17th position in the Premier League, just above the relegation zone. The Magpies have only scored 19 goals so far this season and could use some extra creativity on the pitch. Benitez hopes that Almiron will add those qualities.

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