Key fortnight could hand Newcastle £25m transfer boost to fund marquee signing

The future of Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron is set to come under the microscope over the next fortnight amid transfer interest in the Paraguay international.

Chronicle Live understands the 30-year-old is in discussions with his agent Daniel Campos over his next steps, amid reported talks with an unnamed Saudi club.

Almiron has two years remaining on his current deal at St James' Park but it is understood Newcastle see signing a new right-winger as a transfer priority this summer.

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With Jacob Murphy also at the club, it is expected United will look to cash in on Almiron, who almost joined Al-Shabab in the January transfer window.

Since joining from Atlanta United in January 2019, Almiron has established himself as a fans' favourite at St James' Park but as Newcastle look to move towards the next stage of their progression, there is an acceptance that players will have to be sacrificed to fund big money moves.

The likes of Jarrod Bowen and Federico Chiesa have been linked with moves to Newcastle this summer and Almiron's future is looking increasingly likely to be away from Tyneside.

Newcastle are hoping to recoup around £25million for the Paraguayan international according to reports and if that funds a move for a player of Bowen's ilk, who has over 20 goal contributions in each of his last three seasons at West Ham, it is a no-brainer for the Magpies to cash in.

A player of that quality won't come cheap but if Newcastle are to sign genuine quality at centre-half and on the right-wing this summer, they could do with generating as much funds as possible to add their transfer warchest.

But a move to the Saudi Pro League is not a foregone conclusion and Chronicle Live understands the former MLS champion believes he can still play in the Premier League amid a will to ensure his next move suits all parties.

Almiron is set to be afforded a couple of weeks rest as Newcastle's players return for pre-season training next week, given he has been representing Paraguay in the 2024 Copa America in the USA, and it would be best for all parties if a resolution on his future can be reached before then.