Newcastle United could soon be dealing with Inter Milan over the transfer of Miguel Almiron.
Despite being in the middle of an international break, there is plenty of news and speculation surrounding Newcastle United this week. The most shocking news is centered on the club’s Paraguayan star Miguel Almiron.
Almiron’s agent Daniel Campos made some interesting statements in an interview in Paraguay earlier this week when he claimed that his client is seeking an exit from Newcastle United. My reaction to that breaking news can be read here.
Campos was hoping that Atletico Madrid were going to step up their interest in Almiron, but the Spanish giants never tabled an offer. According to the Chronicle, Campos is now claiming that Inter Milan have entered the race for Almiron’s services.
Assuming this news is true and not just some ploy to incite an improved weekly salary at Newcastle United, Mike Ashley and his front office have two options on the table regarding their potential negotiations with Inter Milan.
Option one is rather straightforward. Almiron was the Magpies’ second-most expensive player in team history (£21m), so Ashley can set a price of £25m to £30m to make a profit. Anything above that range would simply deter teams from pursuing a deal for a dynamic player who failed to fill the stat sheet in England.
Option two is where things could get interesting, although the likelihood of this happening are slim as it depends on Christian Eriksen’s career objectives.
Newcastle United could offer Almiron to Inter Milan at a cut price on the condition that Christian Eriksen, who has seven seasons of Premier League experience under his belt, is included in the deal to join Newcastle United.
That swap deal would be impressive for the Toon, and Eriksen would certainly become the top dog at Newcastle United, but realistically speaking the midfielder is most likely seeking a move to a team competing in the Champions League.
There were also rumors of a possible reunion with Tottenham after his forgettable experience in the Serie A, but Newcastle United have nothing to lose by throwing that proposal in the negotiation process, if things ever reach that point.