Fabrizio Romano makes 'open to selling' Newcastle United claim on 30-goal star

Newcastle United will again listen to offers for winger Miguel Almiron in the summer transfer window, according to football transfer guru Fabrizio Romano. The Paraguayan was the subject of interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia in the January window, but was keen to stay on Tyneside.

The 30-year-old suffered with injuries last term, with Jacob Murphy moving ahead of him in the first-team pecking order in the latter stages of the campaign. However, with the Magpies looking to invest this summer, Almiron could be one of the players they look to move on in order to raise funds and stay within financial fair play rules.

United have been linked with several right-sided attacking players, with the likes of Michael OIise, Bryan Mbeumo and Pedro Neto all said to be on the Magpies' radar. Players of that calibre are likely to cost north of £50m, meaning Newcastle are likely to have to sell in order to help fund any purchases.

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Any addition to the right-hand side of the forward line would see Almiron moved further out of the first-team picture, and Romano reports today that there is still plenty of interest in the popular winger.

"Miguel Almiron's future remains open ahead of the summer transfer window," he posted on X. "After Saudi Pro League move collapsed in January, more clubs are showing interest in the midfielder. Newcastle, open to selling Almiron in case of good proposal due to Financial Fair Play situation."

Almiron has clocked up more than 200 appearances for the Magpies since arriving from Atlanta United in 2018. Always a fan favourite, he was a key man in the 2022-23 Champions League-qualifying season, linking up with Bruno Guimaraes and Kieran Trippier to form a formidable trio. After signing under Rafa Bentiez, he has scored 30 goals for United - hitting 11 in the season before last.

However, with the club reluctant to sell big-name stars such as Bruno and Alexander Isak, Almiron falls into the category of players who's exit could still raise significant funds to help meet FFP criteria. The player was said to be keen to stay at the club despite interest in January, but whether that situation has changed subsequently remains to be seen.