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Newcastle break transfer record to sign Atlanta United striker Miguel Almiron

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Newcastle have completed their move for Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron, the club have announced.

The 24-year-old Paraguay international has joined the Magpies on a five and a half-year deal for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £20million, eclipsing the £16million they paid for England striker Michael Owen in 2005.

Almiron told NUFC TV: "I'm very happy and eager to start and to meet my new team-mates. The league is very competitive, this is a historic club, and Rafa Benitez himself were the main reasons why I am here now.

"I think it is a great responsibility, something beautiful for me, and I will try to offer the best I can to repay the trust the club put in me."