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Newcastle record signing in doubt for Copa America

Wednesday April 24 2019

Newcastle United's Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron jumps to controls the ball during their English Premier League match against Leicester City at King Power Stadium on April 12, 2019. PHOTO | ADRIAN DENNIS |

Newcastle United's Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron jumps to controls the ball during their English Premier League match against Leicester City at King Power Stadium on April 12, 2019. PHOTO | ADRIAN DENNIS |  AFP

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Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron could be a doubt for his country's Copa America campaign after Newcastle revealed he will miss their final three Premier League matches due to a hamstring injury.

The 25-year-old, bought for a reported club record fee of £20 million ($26 million, Sh2.6 billion) from MLS Cup winners Atlanta United in January, went off in the second half of the 3-1 win over Southampton last weekend.

"Miguel Almiron will miss the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday's 3-1 win over Southampton," read a statement from Newcastle.

"The club have already been in communication with - and will continue to liaise with - the Paraguayan Football Association ahead of this summer's Copa America, which the player could still feature in depending on his recovery."

Almiron has just over a month to recover with the Copa America, hosted by Brazil, kicking off on June 14 and Paraguay's opening game with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on June 16.

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