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Atlanta president Eales: Almiron will make it at Newcastle

Atlanta president Darren Eales insists Miguel Almiron will make it at Newcastle United.

Eales, who sold the attacker to the Toon last January, revealed Almiron also had a slow start in Georgia.

“It took Migie a little bit of time to find his feet when he made the move from Paraguay to the Argentinian league and the same with us in our first MLS season," he told the Mirror.

“He was unbelievable but he missed a few chances. He went eight games without scoring and had not scored at home and you could feel it getting pent up a little bit.

“Then he scored a hat-trick against Houston where everything he hit went in. He got that hat-trick and the floodgates then opened.

“You see his glimpses of his ability. He showed it in the summer with Paraguay at the Copa America

“His pace with the ball is incredible. I always likened it to Gareth Bale from my time at Spurs – he always seems quicker when he has got the ball than without the ball. It is about confidence.

"I just hope he can get that first goal and then they will come in waves."

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