For those who missed yesterday's Newcastle transfer news, it looks likely that Miguel Almiron could be sold to the Saudi Pro League, where suitors are waiting for his arrival. However, what does this mean for Newcastle? With Eddie Howe short of winger options, surely he must bring in a replacement for the Paraguay international.
Well, Howe has thought one step ahead and has already lined up a pretty big replacement. However, he is due to face competition from Spurs, who have been in the same race for longer than the Toon Army.
Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe HIJACKS Spurs transfer to replace Miguel Almiron
That's right, according to a transfer report from Football Insider, Eddie Howe is considering hijacking the deal between Spurs and Antonio Nusa. The 18-year-old Club Brugge KV attacker is seen as a direct replacement for Miguel Almiron on the right-hand side but in truth, he can play anywhere across the front three which is a major pull factor.
Eddie Howe likes attackers who can both cut inside and drift out wide whenever necessary. This only adds to the immense fluidity he is trying to instil at St James Park, which is not to be overlooked in the emerging Premier League tactical shift.
In truth, Miguel Almiron has not just struggled this season, but his whole time at St James Park. The Paraguay international infamously took a long time to settle in and while he has shown some improvement under Eddie Howe, he can be a frustrating watch for supporters who have always wanted the best for him.
Almiron has scored in some big matches this season but unfortunately, the chances he has squandered vastly outweigh the opportunities he has put away. With this in mind, signing Nusa who is much more clinical would be an upgrade for the future, for sure.
What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news involving Antonio Nusa?