Everton: Miguel Almirón on club’s radar

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Everton are looking at striking a potential transfer deal for Paraguay international Miguel Almirón this summer. 

That is according to journalist Dean Jones, who was speaking to GiveMeSport about the Toffees’ potential transfer business this summer heading into the final week of the window.

According to The Guardian’s Ed Aarons, Everton have expressed an interest in Almirón, though the attacker will only be allowed to leave St James’ Park on a permanent deal rather than a loan this summer.

As of now, there are no suggestions that the Tyneside club have received any bids for the 28-year-old this summer, with the attacker starting in Newcastle’s 1-1 draw at Wolves at the weekend.

However, Jones believes that Almirón will no longer be a Newcastle player come the transfer window’s closure on 1st September.

He said: “There is some interest here and Almirón looks certain to be leaving Newcastle.

“Everton need options and he’s one that they’ve got on their radar just in case it can happen.” 

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

We believe that Everton fans will be delighted to hear that the Paraguayan is likely to leave St James’ Park this summer – boosting Frank Lampard’s chances of signing the winger – and you’d expect the transfer fee to be significantly less than his £60m release clause.

The 41-time Paraguay international, who has been described as an “all-action” player by Don Goodman, hasn’t been the most prolific player for Newcastle since his arrival for around £20m in January 2019, scoring 15 goals and providing five assists in 127 appearances, according to Transfermarkt.

However, the former Atlanta United attacker – hailed “fantastic” by Kieran Trippier –  is prepared to put in the hard yards for his team, ranking in the top 1% of attacking midfielders/wingers across Europe’s top five leagues and European competition for tackles per 90 minutes (2.83) over the last 365 days, whilst he also ranks in the top 10% for pressures per 90 (21.53) and the top 13% for interceptions per 90 (1.41) according to FBref. 

Therefore, we believe that if Everton can secure a fair price for the Newcastle star’s signature, Lampard could have a more than decent option on his hands to play across the frontline.

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