Newcastle United star drops 'big hint' over future - and it's not good news

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan claims Miguel Almiron has dropped a big hint over his Newcastle United future.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 12:12 pm
Miguel Almiron has dropped a big hint over his Newcastle United future says former Leeds striker Noel Whelan. (Photo by OWEN HUMPHREYS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

And it’s not good news according to the 46-year-old after the attacking midfielder told Paraguayan media that he wants "to play on the team that is fighting for more".

Almiron told ABC Cardinal last week: "I'd like to play on the team that is fighting for more.

“I'm happy here, and I feel comfortable. It's a difficult moment for us. It's the first time something like this is happening to me.

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"I think we have great players to move forward with. We need to be together and calm – and to help the team to stay up in the Premier League."

Indeed, Whelan believes Almiron’s comments are a clear indication of the 27-year-old seeing his future lie away from St James’s Park.

“It’s pretty much as big a hint at an exit as you can get,” Whelan told Football Insider.

“He’s really criticising the players saying they’ve got no fight or drive. That will be interesting in the changing room after hearing that coming from one of your peers.

“There’s no harmony in that club at the moment, absolutely none. Manager on players, players on players, it doesn’t seem like they’re all together.

“Newcastle are really struggling and they might go down. There’s no togetherness there. They can prove me wrong by going out there and winning football matches but right now it’s desperate.”

Steve Bruce’s side are 17th in the Premier League table, two points above the relegation zone after winning just two of their previous 20 games.

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