Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce may look to boost his transfer budget by selling former club-record signing Miguel Almiron, according to Steve Howey.
The creative midfielder quickly became a fans’ favourite thanks to his work rate, but Almiron has scored just 13 goals and registered five assists in 91 appearances since the switch.
Should Newcastle cash in on Miguel Almiron?
Those numbers have disappointed the Newcastle hierarchy considering the Paraguay international scored 22 goals and supplied 21 assists in only 70 outings for Atlanta.
Newcastle have failed to bolster their squad since the opening of the transfer window and have been frustrated in their efforts to seal Joe Willock’s return to St James’ Park thanks to Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta insisting the midfielder remains in his plans.
Howey, who featured for the Magpies during his playing career, believes Almiron could be sold to boost Bruce’s chances of securing his top summer targets.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, Howey said: “I would let him go for the right money. We paid £20million for him and I don’t think you can let him go for anything less than you paid for him.
“He is fully committed but do I think his final ball could be better when he has possession? Absolutely.
“I wouldn’t let him go unless we got back what we paid for him.”