Several Newcastle United players have been left raging at Miguel Almiron after he made explosive comments on a Paraguayan radio station, Football Insider can reveal.
ABC Cardinal released an interview with the Newcastle star 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.
— ABC Cardinal 730 AM (@ABCCardinal) March 26, 2021
A Newcastle source has told Football Insider that several players are extremely unhappy with the attacking midfielder’s comments.
It is said they believe Almiron is trying to distance himself from Newcastle’s recent awful performances with a view to engineering a summer transfer.
There is also anger at the Paraguayan’s claim his teammates aren’t fighting to keep their place in the Premier League.
Almiron’s agent, Daniel Campos, has spoken about his client potentially leaving Newcastle in the past [Sky Sports].
That was brushed off from those who share a dressing room with the Paraguayan, but the fact that these new comments have come directly from Almiron has angered several members of the first team.
Almiron’s quotes come just days after this site revealed 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 Magpies have only won two of their last 20 games in all competitions as the threat of a third relegation under Mike Ashley looms.
Almiron returned from injury in Newcastle’s 3-0 loss to Brighton last week after missing recent draws against Aston Villa and West Brom a knee problem.
Newcastle face a crucial run of games after the international break with the club’s Premier League status at risk.
In other Newcastle United news, this pundit has blasted the Magpies squad after recent comments from Ciaran Clark.