Newcastle transfer news: PiF could be tempted to ship Miguel Almiron to Saudi Arabia

In today's Newcastle transfer news - The ownership fund PiF could be tempted to ship a struggling SJP attacker, Miguel Almiron, to Saudi Arabia...

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There is only a week and a day left of the January transfer window, so surely fans can expect the Newcastle transfer news to heat up from this point on, right? Well, that is right but unfortunately, it looks more likely that we will sell rather than sign any players at this stage.

This is because FFP is breathing down the neck of the club and having seen the fate of another Premier League club Everton being docked points, the last thing the Magpies wish to do is overspend. From a fan's perspective, it is understandable but also completely annoying as we would love to see more players come in.

But the question remains - Who will be sold? Well, Newcastle Toons announced yesterday that the club planned to keep ahold of Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson, the two players who have been linked with a move away from the club the most in recent weeks.

Newcastle transfer news: PiF could be tempted to ship Miguel Almiron to Saudi Arabia

So, it looks like the most likely option to leave St James Park this January is Miguel Almiron. According to an update from The Guardian, Newcastle could be persuaded to part ways with Miguel Almiron as it looks like interest from the Saudi Pro League is starting to heat up.

This has been the tale a lot in recent transfer windows, with Saudi Arabian clubs looking to invest heavily in their squads from overseas. Newcastle fans know this well, since fan favourite Allan Saint-Maximin joined the emerging league.

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Miguel Almiron has struggled this season. While he has shown glimpses of form, in the long-run he isn't reliable. Not only can he not finish his dinner with his weak foot, but he is struggling with his stronger side as well. In my opinion, selling Almiron might be the way to go.

What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news involving Miguel Almiron?