According to reports, Newcastle players rage at Miguel Almiron’s explosive comments which were made on a Paraguayan radio station.
Several Magpies stars are unhappy at the 27 year old attacking midfielder after he made an admission over his future, with a dig at his teammates.
ABC Cardinal released an interview with him earlier this week in which he claimed that he wants to play for a team that ‘fights more’.
Almiron immediately followed this comment by saying, ‘Here [Newcastle] I feel happy and I feel comfortable’, but that opening confession has not gone down well with some of his teammates.
A source from St James’ Park has told Football Insider that several players are extremely unhappy at being accused of not fighting to keep their place in the Premier League while Almiron is trying to distance himself from Newcastle’s recent awful performances.
Now he is looking with a view to setting up a summer transfer with Almiron’s agent, Daniel Campos, previously speaking about his client potentially leaving in the past.
What Almiron had to say comes just days after reports that one member of the first team claims to have never seen a dressing room fall apart like Newcastle’s has in recent weeks.
The North East giants have only picked up two wins from their last 20 games in all competitions as the threat of a third relegation under Mike Ashley looms.
🗣️ “There’s definitely an unrest there from the Almiron side.”
❗ @S_McCormick95 shares his view on the latest quotes from Miggy.
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) March 26, 2021
Almiron returned from injury in Newcastle’s 3-0 loss to Brighton over a week ago after missing their draws against Aston Villa and West Brom due to a knee problem.
Steve Bruce’s side face a crucial run of games after the international break with the club’s Premier League status at risk.
They are two points above the drop zone in the Premier League table and have a game in hand over 18th place Fulham. Newcastle’s remaining games are as follows…
Sun 4 Apr (H) Tottenham Hotspur – 2.05pm
Sun 11 Apr (A) Burnley – 12pm
Sat 17 Apr (H) West Ham United – 3pm
Sat 24 Apr (A) Liverpool – 3pm
Sat 1 May (H) Arsenal – 3pm
Sat 8 May (A) Leicester City – 3pm
Wed 12 May (H) Manchester City – 7.45pm
Sat 15 May (H) Sheffield United – 3pm
Sun 23 May (A) Fulham – 4pm
Meanwhile, manager Steve Bruce says that Newcastle players must accept that they are in a relegation battle.
Though does feel that Newcastle can pull away from danger if they can find the form that had them in the top 10 after the first 10 matches.
Bruce said: “We have to accept we are in a relegation scrap and accept where we are.
“We had an awful run and hopefully now that has passed us. Can we now get 17 or 18 points now in the last 10 games like we did at the start? That would be wonderful.”
Bruce still feels that Burnley, Southampton, Brighton and Fulham are still in the dogfight, saying: “There’s no doubt we are in a fight of six or seven. I keep saying it’s an accumulation of points.
“We have gone three unbeaten but picked up just three. The quicker you get there the better.
“There are still six or seven games and a quarter of the season.”
The club surprised the fanbase on Monday by offering Dwight Gayle a new three-year deal.
The striker is one of several players that are out of contract this summer after struggling for first-team game time this season due to injury and has largely been unfavoured since they returned to the Premier League in 2017.
The Athletic report that Gayle has signed a new three-year deal on reduced terms, which will tie him to Newcastle until 2024, despite him being 31 already.
The report claims that Newcastle believe that it would cost them more to replace someone of Gayle’s pedigree than to sign him up, as a result of the pandemic.
As previously stated, Ashley is currently not in the country and is aware of the fact that would have to pay out a seven figure sum to pay off the current boss. That is one reason why he is reluctant to make a change at the club now.
Fans reacted as reports claim Newcastle players rage at Miguel Almiron’s explosive comments on a radio station recently – that he wants to ‘play for a team that fights more’…
@C_Burgess9: I think we can all agree with that.
@JamesTate246: That’s him off. Comments like this are always a way to engineer a transfer….
@amattyg: We just ain’t it. Miggy gone next transfer window.
@StevenNUFC: Almirón doesn’t deserve to be in a relegation fight at #NUFC and I wouldn’t blame him if he wanted to move on he’s been badly coached as you would expect under Steve Bruce.
@1882Ebs: I wouldn’t blame him either but he shouldn’t be publicly putting himself in the shop window at our toughest point of the season. Sign of a disloyal money hungry player that.
@molestorcamron: i’ll cry if he leaves but i don’t blame him
@TheMightySteve: Steve Bruce is single handedly dismantling this place. At least he’s getting richer though, that’s the main thing.
@SamLennon45: Shelvey crying no doubt
@derekbird3: He’s sometimes erratic. His finishing could be a little more consistent but… this brilliant infectious mans energy, pace and never say die attitude might..might just help keep us up. Pity Bruce had dropped him for so many matches for erm.. anyway. He’s now essential
@The__Farmster: You mean players DONT want to play for a zombie corpse of a club, that’s been asset stripped from European qualifiers to relegation fighters? Is retarded gammon dinosaur Steve Bruce NOT the pinnacle of management ambition for footballers?
@svenadultbooks: It was only ever a matter of time before our players decided that the current state of affairs is not good enough. #nufc
@Seniore13Gaming: Don’t blame him we want players with ambition to take us forward but the ownership, coaching and management will only take them backwards
@onmyshoe: Yeah because he never gives up…..
@DannyDoom333: So he’s gone once we are relegated lol.
@andrewsneill: I don’t blame him. If the club won’t make the right decision on Bruce for the way he has the team ‘playing’ and the resulting scores maybe do it so they don’t lose the whole squad? Coz if you think we look bad with our best players just wait till you see us without them all #nufc
@Th3onenonly79: People saying I don’t blame him, he’s bang average! You can blame Bruce for playing him out of position or whatever but I read things from his agent about Madrid and so on. He doesn’t look like a big fish at Newcastle. If this was about Wilson or asm I could understand. Average!
@Jwme: Can you blame him rather than playing for our shower of shine, when we go down expect to see players like him ASM, Wilson, Dubravka all leaving only a matter of time
@GlennMCcready: I don’t blame him, he is a grafter, most of the others just couldn’t care less