Tue 11 Jun 2024, 13:00 · Liam Brusby

Fabrizio Romano confirms Newcastle are open to selling 30-year-old star to ease FFP worries

Fabrizio Romano confirms Newcastle are open to selling 30-year-old star to ease FFP worries
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Football super journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the future of Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron "remains open" after he rejected a move away from the club in January.

The Paraguay international looked set for a move away from Tyneside during the winter transfer window when the club reportedly accepted a £20million bid from Saudi Pro League club Al Shabab.

Almiron decided to turn down the opportunity to move away in favour of staying at Newcastle.

At 30-years-old, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is looking to move him on in order to ease the Magpies prominent Financial Fair Play (FFP) troubles.


Miguel has "played like Almiron" this season

After his best season at Newcastle in the memorable 2022/23 campaign which earned him a contract extension until the end of the 2025/25 season. Almiron had a lacklustre last campaign.

Scoring just three goals in 33 appearances show that his quality has diminished in comparison to his fine form last season.

Realistically, a right-sided player who can't use his right foot is always going to be found out and in Almiron's case, he was.

Just one assist in the Premier League this season makes Howe's decision on Almiron's future an easy one.


Newcastle will listen to "any good offers"

According to Romano, it is looking likely that Almiron will be sold this summer.

He is still valued at £17m, so the club can still get a good fee for him.

Romano continued, saying that Newcastle will listen to "any good offers" for Almiron to free up space in the squad and give them more leeway to invest in the transfer market.

Several right-wingers have been linked with a move to the Magpies this summer including Crystal Palace's Michael Olise, Brentford's Brian Mbuemo and Juventus' Federico Chiesa.