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Miguel Almiron sends message to Atlanta United fans ahead of Newcastle transfer

Thank you, Miggy.

The long and drawn out transfer saga of Miguel Almiron took a massive turn on Tuesday when multiple reports emerged saying that Atlanta United and Newcastle United have agreed in principle on a fee for the Paraguayan midfielder. The deal will net the Five Stripes around $27 million when all is said and done.

Before the deal can be completed, Almiron must travel to Tyneside and complete a medical and fully sign off of the deal. However, before it has been made officially official, he has taken to Instagram to post a short message to the fans who’ve supported him unconditionally these last two seasons.

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Gracias Atlanta por todo el cariño los quiero mucho

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The message roughly translates to “Thanks Atlanta for all the love I love you so much”.

It’s a complicated situation for fans of Atlanta United. On one hand it’s tough seeing a player we’ve loved watching play for two years leave. But, on the other, it’s great to see him realize his dream of playing in one of the best leagues in the world. We obviously wish him nothing but the best of luck when the deal is completed. And trust us, Miggy. The feeling is 100 percent mutual.