From the many trials and tribulations at Newcastle United, it would be fair to say that the least likely occurrence from within their current climate would be to see them sign any players on permanent deals, especially not any that were coming with heaps of potential and many years ahead of them. That's exactly what happened on Tuesday evening, where Newcastle United were handed a confidence boost before hosting Manchester City - which they shockingly went on to win - that they'd agreed a fee with Atlanta United for attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron.
Triggering your transfer record would be exciting for a lot of teams but for Newcastle United, it's absolutely astronomical considering their issues with owner Mike Ashley and the lack of funding he's given Rafa Benitez regarding transfers. The last time this happened was back at the start of the 2005/06 season, where The Magpies signed Michael Owen from Real Madrid for just short of £20 million. If he's able to live up to the reputation built in the MLS, he could be real coup for Newcastle United, and it couldn't come at a much better time after the club's fans have continued to find more disappointment in the lack of signings and no sign of any more financial investment from Mike Ashley, with hopes that he'll soon agree to sell the club to one of several interested bidders.