Newcastle notebook: Brighton warn Ashworth saga ‘private, Almiron’s agent rushes for talks and Munoz wish


Brighton & Hove Albion have responded to claims that Dan Ashworth will not be allowed to continue in his new role at Newcastle United – but insist questions must be kept “private”.

The Seagulls announced Ashworth’s release in February and he’s been on gardening leave ever since with huge compensation figures being talked about in national newspaper headlines. However, Brighton continue to play by the rules and Ashworth may not arrive until November unless a deal is agreed.

When offered the right to respond on the Ashworth saga, a Brighton spokesperson told Chronicle Live: ‘We would not comment on private employment matters.

However, following Newcastle’s significant victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, with a hand on a Premier League place next season, United can begin to make progress in summer recruitment knowing that potential targets can see they will join a club. ambitious high level next season.

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Miguel Almiron’s agent watches Paraguay star play big role in win

Almiron’s agent Daniel Campo was in the executive area for Newcastle United’s win over Wolves. Almiron came off the bench to play his part in a vital win.

Almiron’s future looks uncertain at Tyneside and there have been talks of clubs interested in his services in Spain and Italy. Leaving any candidate club may have to activate their £59million release clause.

However, Eddie Howe said he was “delighted” with Almiron’s performance. With Ryan Fraser injured, he can now get a run on the team.

That would postpone any talk of his future until May, but with two years remaining on his current contract and Almiron leaving St James’ Park with a boost to reporters, he could still have another chapter to go in his Toon career. .



NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – MARCH 28: Santiago Munoz of Newcastle United (R) celebrates with Lucas de Bolle (L) during the Premier League match 2 between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion at St. James Park on March 28, 2022 in Newcastle on Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Santiago Munoz opens up on injury-plagued start

The Mexico Under-23 star has had a slow start at Newcastle with fans questioning his loan spell from Santos Laguna last year.

But Number 10 has made it clear he wants to turn the deal into a permanent move. And when asked why it took him so long to emerge in a black and white jersey, he replied: “I had a little problem with my hamstrings. Also, I needed get used to all the conditions.

“I had a problem and I needed to work on it. I feel good now, although I still need to get in shape, I feel it. Like I say, I train hard and I work. All the boys have a good relationship and I’m happy for all of them.

“When I came here I wanted to pursue my goals and objectives. I’m on loan so I’m working to get opportunities and make sure everyone knows where I’m from.”

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