Newcastle United attacker Miguel Almiron should bin his agent after his “disrespectful” comments last week, according to Paul Robinson.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, is baffled by the idea of Atletico Madrid being interested in the 26-year-old and urged the player to “concentrate on his football”.
In an interview with Paraguayan radio station Futgol 970, Almiron’s agent, Daniel Campos claimed his client would have left St. James’ Park if it was not for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Campos named La Liga giants Atletico Madrid as an interested party in the winger who cost the Magpies £20.7million in January 2019.
Steve Bruce reacted angrily to Almiron’s agent’s comments, calling him a “two-bob amateur”.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Almiron’s situation, Robinson said:
“If my agent said something like that he would not be my agent any longer. I would get rid of him.
“You do not need that as a player. Almiron is at Newcastle and trying to get into that team to play week in, week out.
“You do not disrespect a football club even if you do not want to be there. You may have clubs interested in you but there is ways and means of conducting your business.
“The agent did not cover himself or the player in glory.
“Almiron does not play every week so there is no logic in Atletico Madrid being interested in him. I cannot see Atletico Madrid scouting Newcastle substitutes.
“He wants to concentrate on his football, get in the team and let his football do the talking.
“The agent is just trying to create some kind of story around his player to get a move in January.”