Newcastle told to increase offer for Sergio Almiron

Sergio Almiron
CATANIA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 02: Sergio Almiron of Catania celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Serie A match between Calcio Catania and AS Livorno Calcio at Stadio Angelo Massimino on February 2, 2014 in Catania, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

Newcastle United have been told to increase their offer if they wish to sign Sergio Almiron from Atlanta United.

The player’s representative Daniel Campos has revealed he already agreed wages with the Magpies but they remain around £8million short of Atlanta’s £25m asking price.

Campos confirmed two other Premier League sides are in interested in Almiron before saying, according to Daily Mail:

“With Newcastle, I spoke about the player’s salary, but the club needs to raise their offers with Atlanta if they want to get the player.”

The Paraguayan is at the very top of Newcastle manager’s Rafa Benitez transfer list for the January transfer window and he sees him playing in an attacking midfielder role, a position which has been a problem for the Magpies in recent seasons.

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During the 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) campaign, the 24-year-old scored 12 goals and provided 13 assists in 32 games.

Having started his senior career at Cerro Porteno, Almiron also played for Lanus before signing for Atlanta United in 2016.