Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest news to emerge concerning Toon player Miguel Almiron.
This comes after Newcastle journalist Liam Kennedy shared a post on his official Twitter page that contained an article he wrote for Newcastle World, where he revealed that the club will be without Almiron for this weekend’s Premier League clash against Manchester United, “as it is understood the Paraguayan Football Association (AFP) have requested the player be made ineligible” after the club refused to allow the player to travel for his country’s World Cup qualifiers last week.
In his post, Kennedy said in his caption that this is “not good news” for Newcastle.
This then quickly grabbed the attention of a lot of Toon supporters, who were not shy in airing their thoughts on the matter.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say in response to Kennedy’s post about Almiron?
“To be fair what does he actually bring to the team”
“In this current tactic/formation he’s useless, might as well play him in goal #BruceOut“
“Blessing in disguise, he’s been absolutely hopeless of late”
“Some good news for #NUFC…”
“Irrelevant in the grand scheme of things though Liam.”
“He won’t be missed right now but then again Bruce isn’t playing him in the right position or getting the best out of him. Players need confidence and Bruce just can’t give it.”
Looking at the replies to this post, it seems as though this group of Newcastle fans don’t seem to agree with Kennedy’s opinion that Almiron’s reported absence for the Manchester United game is such a bad thing for the club.
Do you think Almiron will be a big miss for Newcastle this weekend?
Given how Almiron has not scored in the league since February and failed to register a top-flight assist since the first game of last season – despite missing just three games in that time, it’s easy to see why these Newcastle fans aren’t particularly disheartened by his potential absence at the weekend.
Moving forward, if Almiron is banned for the game at Old Trafford, it’ll be interesting to see how the team get on without him and whether or not he will immediately get his place back in the side when he becomes available to play again, which, in our view, shouldn’t be a certainty for him based on his performances in recent weeks and months.