Danny Mills has tipped Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce to hold showdown talks with Miguel Almiron after “unnecessary” comments from his agent.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Leeds and England full-back claimed there will be tension between the pair if Almiron does not tell his agent to “calm down”.

Daniel Campos told a Paraguayan radio station, as reported by ChronicleLive, the only reason the 26-year-old did not leave St. James’ Park over the summer was the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking before Newcastle’s game with Chelsea, Bruce called Campos “an amateur looking to make a fast buck”.

The Paraguay international was dropped to the bench against Chelsea on Saturday after only returning from south America at the end of the week.

He was introduced to the game after 65 minutes but had little impact as his side fell to a 2-0 defeat.

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Asked by Football Insider if Campos’ comments will cause tension between Almiron and his manager, Mills said: “It certainly doesn’t help.

“If Almiron was playing fantastically every week, scoring or assisting then maybe he had a point but he hasn’t done.

“Agents stir the pot sometimes, they poke the nest and they shouldn’t do because it can cause issues between managers and players.

“You don’t need agents disrupting the harmony within the dressing room and causing unnecessary issues. It’s only going to go one way, Steve Bruce is in the charge, end of.

“Agents have to be careful of not pushing the boundaries too far.

“I’m sure Steve Bruce will say to Almiron ‘tell your agent to calm down a little bit, he doesn’t need to be making these noises’. If Almiron doesn’t do what the manager expects and instantly, you’ve got tension.

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