Newcastle could be willing to break their transfer record to sign Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron, according to the Mirror.

Almiron is reportedly a target for Rafa Benitez’s side, who are looking to improve their attacking options.

The Paraguayan currently plays in the MLS for Atlanta United, and has been linked with numerous sides.

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However, any side wanting the attacker would have to pay up, with Atlanta demanding over £25 million for his services.

However, speaking ahead of Newcastle’s clash with West Ham, Rafa Benitez hinted that Newcastle could break their £17 million record paid for Michael Owen back in 2005.

I have no idea. We have to find the right players. Sometimes it is not about the money. Just the right players at the right time.

Almiron has been a key man for Atlanta, who face Portland in the MLS Cup final.

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