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'I would like to play in a team that fights more' - Almiron hints at Newcastle exit

17:46 GMT 26/03/2021
Miguel Almiron, Newcastle 2020-21
The Paraguayan's agent said in the fall that his client would have already moved on if not for the pandemic

Newcastle attacker Miguel Almiron has hinted that his future could lie away from the Magpies, saying he'd like to play for a team that fights more. 

The Magpies are winless in six Premier League matches and find themselves in real relegation trouble, sitting just two points outside of the bottom three with a game in hand.

Almiron and his agent have hinted at a move away from Newcastle in the past, and the 26-year-old's most recent comments could serve to increase speculation around his future. 

What has been said?

"I would like to play in a team that fights more," Almiron told Paraguayan radio station ABC Cardinal on Friday.

"Here I am happy and I feel comfortable," he added.

"My family and I are fine, we try not to go out too much. We have to be grateful that we are healthy.

"Mentally, I'm fine and wanting to play with La Albirroja."

Almiron also said he had overcome a recent injury issue, as well as telling the Paraguayan public to be patient after this month's World Cup qualifiers were postponed due to a rise in coronavirus cases.

"Thank God with the work here at Newcastle I am already training normally," Almiron added.

"I tell the Paraguayan people to be patient and take care of the Covid issue."

How has Almiron fared at Newcastle?

Since joining from Atlanta United in 2018, Almiron has been an important cog in Newcastle's attack. 

The Paraguayan has 13 goals and five assists in 82 total appearances with the club after his move from MLS. 

This season, Almiron has scored five goals while making 24 starts in all competitions. 

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