Miguel Almiron appears to have taken the Jack Grealish joke personally as the Newcastle ace scores six goals in pre-season


Jack Grealish got himself in some hot water when he dropped the name Miguel Almiron during Man City’s title celebrations.

Now the Newcastle ace looks set to prove the England international wrong.

Grealish pranked Dear D’Almiron during City title celebrations
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Miguel Almiron appears to have taken the Jack Grealish joke personally as the Newcastle ace scores six goals in pre-season
Almiron has six goals and two assists in pre-season
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It all started when Grealish was having fun in the open top bus parade after winning his first Premier League title.

However, he got a little carried away with his jokes which ended up coming at Almiron’s expense.

Bernardo Silva asked him on camera what the secret was to their comeback against Aston Villa on the final day to win the title.

He said: “There were two secrets… one, Riyadh [Mahrez], get him out of the field, as soon as possible. He played like [Newcastle star Miguel] Almiron.

“Number two, [pointing at Silva] he’s been so good this season, get him off the pitch.

The Portuguese then came up with a third secret, adding: “Number three…keep Jack Grealish on the fucking bench.”


It was an innocent joke, with no malicious intent, but Grealish was slammed for the comments, prompting a strong reaction from talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan.

He said: “The bottom line is that it puts Jack Grealish where he belongs – in dumb territory. Engage his mouth before engaging his brain.

“There’s no problem with him joking with his teammates, that’s fine. If someone said he was taking the mickey away from Riyad Mahrez, you would say it was a joke, they have this report.

“But if you take him out of another area and pick another player and single him out and ridicule him because you think you’re capable of doing that, where is that going to end?”

Miguel Almiron appears to have taken the Jack Grealish joke personally as the Newcastle ace scores six goals in pre-season
Howe praised Almiron in pre-season
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Miguel Almiron appears to have taken the Jack Grealish joke personally as the Newcastle ace scores six goals in pre-season
And he seems to seize the opportunity with both hands
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Almiron has had a tough time since his £21million transfer from Atlanta United to Newcastle in 2019, which was then a club record.

He managed just 13 goals in 122 games but there are signs that a more prosperous period in front of goal is approaching.

The 28-year-old looks set to prove Grealish wrong and his brace against Benfica this week made it six in total in pre-season, with one fan on Twitter lightly saying he was playing like a ‘first Neymar.’

Even manager Eddie Howe was impressed with Almiron’s performances in pre-season.

After the 3-2 loss to Benfica, he said: “It was great from Miggy and he could have scored another one too. So to get goals from him in good goalscoring positions was great. His finishing was great, his second goal in particular was a great finish.

“Miggy is such a good team player. He’s great in the dressing room and every aspect of his personality is very good. I’m delighted to see him score goals and play with confidence. Hope this is the start a very good season for him.

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