Miguel Almiron has completed his club-record £20 million ($27m) move to Newcastle, with the 24-year-old forward penning a five-and-a-half-year contract.
The Paraguay international, whose terms are due to run until the summer of 2024, arrives at St James’ Park from Major League Soccer side Atlanta United.
He helped them to MLS Cup glory in 2018, netting 13 goals and providing as many assists along the way.
Newcastle are hoping to benefit from a similar contribution after making him the most expensive signing in the club’s history – with a big-money deal topping the £15m ($20m) paid for Michael Owen back in 2005.
Almiron is delighted to have earned such a show of faith, telling NUFC TV: “I’m very happy and eager to start and to meet my new team mates.”