Newcastle could abandon plans to sign MLS star Miguel Almiron this month because of the player’s wage demands.

According to a report on talkSPORT, the player is asking for a deal worth a reported £100,000 a week, which Newcastle are not prepared to pay at this stage.

Almiron looked set to arrive at the club this month after impressing in the MLS.

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The Magpies had seen off interest from the likes of Arsenal and West Ham, with a Premier League move looking likely.

A move for Almiron has been dragging out for some time, but it is believed that the MLS outfit value the player at close to £25 million, which would be a significant investment, with Rafa Benitez likely to be once again working on small budgets.

Almiron has been one of the standout players in the MLS and is expected to secure a big European move in the near future, but it remains to be seen if that will be with Newcastle.