Newcastle United man wanted eyed by Saudi Arabian club ahead of Aston Villa clash

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Newcastle United's Miguel Almiron is wanted by Al-Shabab ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash against Aston Villa, as per a report by the Daily Mail.

The Paraguay international, who has made 53 caps for his country to date, is facing an uncertain future ahead of the end of the transfer window next week.

Aston Villa face Newcastle on Tuesday night as they return to league action following their 0-0 draw away at Chelsea on Friday evening at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup. They will now have to face the Blues again in a replay to determine who will progress into the fifth road.

Meanwhile, the Toon Army will head to Villa Park in confident mood after beating Fulham in the cup 2-0 at Craven Cottage with Sean Longstaff and Dan Burn on the scoresheet either side of the half. However, Almiron was missing from Eddie Howe's squad due to 'illness', as per a report by the ChronicleLive.

It remains to be seen whether he will be back against Unai Emery's side. The winger is apparently wanted by Al-Shabab in the Saudi Pro League.

They finished 4th last term and are currently sat in 11th as they look to rise up the table.

Almiron has played for Newcastle since 2019 after they snapped him up from Atalanta United in the MLS. He has since made 195 appearances for the North East outfit in all competitions to date and has scored 30 goals, five of which have come this season.

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