Newcastle's Miguel Almiron Is The Real-Life Version Of Santiago Munez From GOAL

Since his arrival from Atlanta United in January, many have compared Newcastle's record signing Miguel Almiron to fictional character and all-round cult hero Santiago Munez for a number of different reasons.

For one, Almiron has made the switch from America to try and win the hearts of Newcastle fans, just like Munez did when Glen Foy, a former Scottish footballer and scout, spotted him playing for an amateur club in Los Angeles.

Rafael Benitez's side splashed out a record fee of £21 million for the Paraguayan forward, who scored 21 goals in 62 games during his time in the MLS, and it has been so far so good for the 25-year-old.

He impressed on his full-debut against Huddersfield, and is clearly having a positive effect on a team that was previously struggling for form.

Remind you of anyone?

Not only are Munez and Almiron from Latin America but according to Capital North East, the 25-year-old worked at a Chinese restaurant when he was younger, just like Munez did while also working part-time with his father in a gardening business.

Many on social media have compared the fictional character Santiago Munez to Newcastle's latest signing in recent days.

Here are just some of the tweets:

Newcastle fans are understandably thrilled with the way Almiron has started life on Tyneside and his manager also expressed his delighted with his performance at the weekend:

"He did really well (on Saturday). We knew he could give us pace and energy and he did it. Everything we were expecting from him, he did it and he did it well." Benitez said.

Thoughts on Almiron's start to life in the Premier League? Will he end up at Real Madrid, like Santiago Munez?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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