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Miguel Almiron was the biggest joke of Jack Grealish, now the in-form Newcastle star has won the Magpies’ October Player of the Month award as Eddie Howe explains how the Paraguay man has improved


In-form Miguel Almiron has won Newcastle’s October Player of the Month award.

The Paraguayan star has come a long way since Jack Grealish made a joke about his form during Manchester City’s title celebrations last season.

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Almiron more than deserved his POTM award

Back in the 2021/22 campaign, Almiron has scored just once in 32 appearances.

Fast forward to now, however, and Almiron has seven goals to his name in 13 games, scoring each of Newcastle’s last three Premier League appearances.

Almiron appears to have taken Grealish’s innocent dig personally and is a totally different player to the one who disappointed when he first signed for a club-record £21million in 2019.

And his manager, Magpies boss Eddie Howe, has told talkSPORT how impressed he has been with his winger this season.

“I think he just plays with a lot of confidence, a lot of freedom,” Howe said. “He appreciates the relationships with the players he has around him.”

Howe isn’t the only one to have reveled in the Magpies’ latest reveal.


Miguel Almiron was the biggest joke of Jack Grealish, now the in-form Newcastle star has won the Magpies’ October Player of the Month award as Eddie Howe explains how the Paraguay man has improved

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Bent thinks Grealish won’t be allowed to live up to his comments

Former Premier League striker Darren Bent knows all about the nets in the English top flight, and the Drive co-host thinks it’s clear Grealish’s comments helped motivate Almiron.

And he says the Man City star – who has scored just once this campaign – won’t be able to forget his remarks now either.

“He’s playing really well,” Bent said. “It must be horrible for Jack Grealish.

“I read a story about Almiron and the form he is in, and at the very bottom of it it says how good he was and how poor Jack Grealish was.

Miguel Almiron was the biggest joke of Jack Grealish, now the in-form Newcastle star has won the Magpies’ October Player of the Month award as Eddie Howe explains how the Paraguay man has improved

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Almiron scored in Newcastle’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend

“It will never leave them both now, for the next time they are in the Premier League.”

Former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino has joined Bent in saying Almiron looks better than ever.

“Almiron is clearly much better this season than he has been throughout his time at Newcastle in previous years,” he told The Weekend Breakfast.

“He’s a talented player but he’s producing better numbers now.”

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