Inter Milan are interested in signing Miguel Almiron from Newcastle, according to his agent.
Almiron’s future has come into question recently. He was Newcastle’s top scorer with eight goals last season, but has not scored in the Premier League so far this term.
The attacking midfielder, who was once their record signing, has even had to settle for a place on the bench at times. There are now growing concerns on Tyneside that he could leave the club.
His agent Daniel Campos recently suggested that the Paraguay international would have left the club this summer had it not been for the pandemic.
“Miguel’s work rate at Newcastle and Paraguay has been great,” Campos said earlier this week. “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.”
At the time, Campos named Atletico Madrid as one of the sides who were in the hunt for the 26-year-old. And now, in a new interview, he has named another suitor.
The agent says Serie A outfit Inter Milan are keeping an eye on Almiron, but insists his client is still happy at St James’ Park.
“Inter have shown interest in Miguel Almiron, but no progress has been made,” he told Europa Calcio (via Sport Witness).
“Almiron is happy at Newcastle and when the time comes we will analyse it. Now his reality is Newcastle and qualification for the World Cup with Paraguay.”
However, he took a step back from his own claims about Atletico Madrid’s interest, responding: “At the moment it’s just rumours.”
Campos clarifies Almiron role
In his previous interview, Campos hinted that Almiron would like to play for a team who have more possession – a department in which Newcastle have struggled recently.
Now, the agent has gone into further detail about how to get the best out of the former MLS star.
“Almiron can play in various positions and is always available to the coach wherever he needs him.
“Obviously he stands out more in offensive positions and with ball possession, but he has no difficulty in assuming other roles to the advantage of the team.”