Newcastle United star attracts new Saudi interest as Allan Saint-Maximin eyes reunion

Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United star Miguel Almiron is attracting serious interest from the Saudi Pro League.

Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron is attracting interest from more than one Saudi Pro League club, NewcastleWorld understands.

The Paraguayan is wanted by Al-Shabab, who have recently held talks with Jose Mourinho over becoming their new manager, while it is our understanding that Allan Saint-Maximin's Al Ahli also are keeping an eye on Almiron's situation.

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Almiron signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract at Newcastle in February last year during a season where he scored 11 goals. The 29-year-old has netted five times this term with his opener against Paris Saint-Germain seeing him become the first Newcastle player since Alan Shearer to score in the Champions League.

Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

The forward - a £21million signing from MLS outfit Atlanta United in January 2019 - turns 30 next month and isn't the only star linked with a move elsewhere. Kieran Trippier is a target for Bayern Munich, and both AC Milan & Atletico Madrid have asked about Callum Wilson's availability.

Newcastle CEO Darren Eales recently admitted the club will consider selling players in order to comply with Premier League Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR). Even if Almiron stays at St James' Park this month, we understand Saudi clubs are prepared to return to the table in the summer.

Al Ahli are one of four Saudi clubs - including Al Nassr, Al Ittihad and Al Hilal - funded by the Newcastle's majority owners the Public Investment Fund. There is nothing in the rules to prevent the two clubs from doing business like they did last summer when Saint-Maximin arrived in a reported £23m deal, a fee that was viewed as 'fair market' value.

Al Shabab are not linked to PIF but still boast wealthy funds with former Atletico Madrid attacker Yannick Carrasco the current star attraction.

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