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Darren Eales compared Miguel Almirón with Gareth Bale

The president of the MLS club, Atlanta United mentioned that the 25-year-old Paraguayan creative reminds him of Real Madrid star, Gareth Bale when he has the ball.

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Miguel Almirón, new player of Newcastle with his former team Atlanta United

Darren Eales, Atlanta United president talked about the hard negotiations they had with Newcastle United of the Premier League regarding young Paraguayan, Miguel Almirón.

Eales said that Rafa Benitez wanted to get the player because the Spanish coach had done his homework and knew the talent that Almiron has so it was a significant deal.

Atlanta United president also said that Newcastle signs a superstar in the making even comparing him with Real Madrid striker, Gareth Bale.

"In terms of his playing on the pitch, he is non-stop, perpetual motion. He is faster with the ball than without it. He reminds me very much of Gareth Bale in that way."

Adding that when Bale picks the ball, he always seems to be quicker and 'Miggy,' as Almiron is known, is like that with his pace.

Eales is sure about the qualities of Almirón, being this the reason why he is suited for the Premier League, because he is a brilliantly exciting attacking player.

No wonder Rafa Benitez, convinced Mike Ashely to break Newcastle's transfer record by spending £21m on bringing Almirón from the MLS, who will probably make his debut against Raúl Jiménez' Wolves on Monday.

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In the 2018 MLS season, Miguel Almirón scored 13 goals and gave 17 assists, one of the reasons for Newcastle fans to have high expectation on the 25-year-old Paraguayan.