'Agreement'- Newcastle United transfer window development after fresh claims

Newcastle United's St James' Park.Newcastle United's St James' Park.
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Newcastle United transfer news involves a potential January transfer window move.

With the January transfer window reaching its endgame, teams across the country are looking to finalise some last-minute deals. A Newcastle United player - Miguel Almiron - is thought to be the subject of one of them, as he is thought to be in the sights of Saudi Pro League outfit Al Shabab.

According to a report from journalist Ben Jacobs [via Shields Gazette], the two parties have 'reached an agreement' regarding a move for the Paraguayan international. Despite this, Al Shabab have yet to submit a formal offer - Jacobs stressed that 'the deal is not done yet'. This season, Almiron has largely been a mainstay in Newcastle's starting XI, playing in all 21 of their Premier League games so far - he has scored three goals and notched up a single assist in that time.

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Can Newcastle afford to lose Almiron in January?

While Almiron has not been up to the standard he set last season, where he scored an impressive 11 Premier League goals, he has still proven himself as a valuable asset in the Toon's setup. A tireless, lightning-fast runner, he also possesses plenty of flair on the ball which can unlock a stubborn defence within the blink of an eye.

Additionally, Almiron is one of just two fully fit wingers in Newcastle's squad at the moment. The other is Anthony Gordon - meanwhile, Jacob Murphy, Harvey Barnes and Elliot Anderson are all out with injuries. Matt Ritchie is also available, but has only made seven Premier League appearances this season (all of which have been from the bench), failing to score any goals or register any assists.

If Newcastle do indeed plan to let Almiron leave the club in January, they will need to have an adequate replacement lined up, lest they leave themselves short of options in a crucial area of the pitch.

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