Miguel Almiron solution being worked on abroad as Newcastle United future hangs in balance

This summer promises to be a big one for Miguel Almiron as the winger prepares to lead his side into the Copa America amid ongoing speculation over his Newcastle United future.

Almiron remains Paraguay's main man but the 'Albirroja' are desperately struggling for form heading into this summer's major tournament. A drab 0-0 goalless draw with Peru on Saturday did little to boost morale before the competition gets under way later this month, with the Magpies flyer once again failing to drag his side to victory.

Paraguay's form has been shaky, with the country failing to score in five of their last six matches. Despite this, manager Daniel Garnero insists his team took a step forward in the Peru draw, as he desperately seeks a solution to Almiron not being given the right service in recent games.

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"I am talking to the team, not analysing it thoroughly, not at all," he said on Saturday. "Miguel is doing a very good job, sadly we don't know how to find him in the best places where he can develop his skills, but we are on the way there."

Almiron will be the star man for his country at the Copa America but upon his eventual return to Tyneside, questions will linger over his Newcastle United future. The attacker is one of a few first-team stars who could be sold this summer to help fund an overhaul of Eddie Howe's squad.

Almiron attracted serious interest from the Saudi Pro League in the final days of the January transfer window but was determined to stay at St James' Park. This time around that interest is likely to reemerge, while newly-promoted Ipswich Town have also been linked with an ambitious swoop.

Newcastle know they may have to offload first-team stars to help balance the books and Almiron, along with Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier, is one who could help raise funds before the end of the window.

However, his club future is unlikely to be decided until the Copa America is in his rear-view mirror and recent speculation surrounding fellow right-winger Yankuba Minteh and a potential £40m exit could play a part in where Almiron plays his football next season.