January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Speedo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:09 pm

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In true Mike Ashley fashion there’s a suggestion that the deal is heavily incentivised and we’re (only) paying an initial £16m. Notice the club website didn’t mention anything about record breaking in their reveal.

But hey, welcome Almiron <diva>
TBH, if true, that's a cracking deal. Ashley's a penny pinching prick who I can't wait to sell up, but there's never any shame in driving a hard bargain as long as you actually make the deal.
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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Remember Colo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:12 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:50 pm
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How many weeks of pre season will he have had? Any word on if he's fit enough to be involved at once?
Last match played was on the 8th December and the new season doesn't start until the beginning of March so he won't have been in any pre-season training at all.
MLS pre-season training camps have been going for a couple weeks now. I'm unfortunately very familiar because Toronto FC have been in shambles, with Giovinco, Victor Vasquez and Gregory Van Der Wiel all leaving in that time.

Edit: Although Toronto might have started earlier than most because of Concacaf Champions League starting before the season. Though I think Atlanta might be in that too.

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:29 pm

Tenner says he ends up s***.... :bandit: <run>

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:38 pm

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Tenner says he ends up s***.... :bandit: <run>
It's written in the stars.

In the next few months we'll be rollicking Rafa for never dropping Almiron.

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by lassassinblanc » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:48 pm

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Ol' Dirty Bas Dost » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:52 pm

The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco wrote:
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Tenner says he ends up s***.... :bandit: <run>
Yeah, this has Cabella written all over it

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Colly » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:57 pm

Speedo wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:09 pm
TBC wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:03 pm
In true Mike Ashley fashion there’s a suggestion that the deal is heavily incentivised and we’re (only) paying an initial £16m. Notice the club website didn’t mention anything about record breaking in their reveal.

But hey, welcome Almiron <diva>
TBH, if true, that's a cracking deal. Ashley's a penny pinching prick who I can't wait to sell up, but there's never any shame in driving a hard bargain as long as you actually make the deal.
Exactly, I don't want us to make it the club record just for the sake of it. We could have spent £19m on Joselu if that was all we were doing it for...

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Sanchino » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:04 pm

Ol' Dirty Bas Dost wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:52 pm
The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:29 pm
Tenner says he ends up s***.... :bandit: <run>
Yeah, this has Cabella written all over it
Or he could be a more disciplined and less flashy but effective Ben Arfa who works hard and tracks back. <awe>

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Colly » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:09 pm

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He's at St James! In the dark apparently.

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by TBC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:42 pm

Colly wrote:
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Exactly, I don't want us to make it the club record just for the sake of it. We could have spent £19m on Joselu if that was all we were doing it for...
Don’t believe I said I wanted that?

Just pointing out that as always nothing is ever as straight forward as it seems under Ashley.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:31 pm

While I don't think anyone expected him to start, apparently Almiron can't appear even on the bench against Spurs due to international clearance/visa issues. One of those things. Should all be sorted by Wolves on the 11th.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Aldridge Perez » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:40 pm

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While I don't think anyone expected him to start, apparently Almiron can't appear even on the bench against Spurs due to international clearance/visa issues. One of those things. Should all be sorted by Wolves on the 11th.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:01 am

Yeah probably off the bench v Wolves and maybe a start v Huddersfield.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:52 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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Yeah probably off the bench v Wolves and maybe a start v Huddersfield.
It's been far too long since a Paraguayan tore Huddersfield a new one.

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Toondes » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:32 am

This is a decent vid. Has a good eye for a pass and looks very direct.
https://youtu.be/H71oRN-6PNk
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Don Sholeone » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:19 pm

His agent has had a bit of a dig at Atlanta United, apparently they said they wanted the £30m for him but every interested club said it was far too much but Atlanta were unwilling to budge on it, said the fee agreed with us was the one he had suggested to Atlanta a month ago and they refused it. Apparently Almiron wasnt happy about it and sounds like he has left them on bad terms, Hes also absolved us of any blame saying we had nothing to do with the delay.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Hjl » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:37 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:19 pm
His agent has had a bit of a dig at Atlanta United, apparently they said they wanted the £30m for him but every interested club said it was far too much but Atlanta were unwilling to budge on it, said the fee agreed with us was the one he had suggested to Atlanta a month ago and they refused it. Apparently Almiron wasnt happy about it and sounds like he has left them on bad terms, Hes also absolved us of any blame saying we had nothing to do with the delay.
Certainly sounds like a sensible thing to claim when moving under these circumstances.

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Don Sholeone » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:49 pm

Toondes wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:32 am
This is a decent vid. Has a good eye for a pass and looks very direct.
https://youtu.be/H71oRN-6PNk
Overall from what ive seen of him hes similar to Ben Arfa but with a better workrate. Really think he will be as good as if not better than him.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:00 pm

Ben Arfa is the obvious comparison to make, there's definitely similarities. He was such a talented player, just lacked the attitude/desire/commitment whatever. If Almiron can bring that as well as everything else <awe>
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