‘I would rather have Miguel Almiron than Jack Grealish’ - Former Newcastle United star makes bold player claim

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The former Liverpool defender also believes the Paraguayan is good enough to play in the UEFA Champions League.

Miguel Almiron has been one of the stand out players of Newcastle United’s Premier League season so far and is currently the club’s top scorer in the division having found the back of the net four times.

The Paraguayan has always been a favourite of the St James’ Park faithful but has occasionally struggled since first moving to the North East of England in 2019. However, he has thrived under Eddie Howe and is an indispensable part of the Magpies’ attack which has scored nine goals in their last two top flight matches. His current form as seen one former Newcastle star make the claim he is currently a more valuable asset than Manchester City counterpart Jack Grealish.

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Jose Enrique, who made over 100 appearances for the club between 2007 and 2011 before moving to Liverpool, says he would choose Almiron over the £100m England international if he was picking a team for the reigning champions. He said: “For me, if I was City manager I would rather have Miguel Almiron than Jack Grealish. I love Almiron, I think he gives everything for the team. You can see he’s scoring goals now as well. He reminds me of Luis Diaz, that kind of player. They have the ability but they give everything for the team as well. They get it right. I love him. Almiron is someone who could play for a Champions League team. I love Almiron, he’s been one of their best performers.”

Almiron wasn’t the only Newcastle star to earn praise from the Spaniard who also showred plaudits on Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who Enrique believes is one of the best players in the Premier League. He said: “Bruno is one of the best players in the league, 100%. I love him because he has all the ability but then he puts everything into it. You see lots of players with talent, but because they have that talent sometimes they don’t need to put everything in the game because they say I will make the difference when I have the ball. But defensively as well he works so hard.”

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