Newcastle’s move to sign Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron is said to be in doubt over the attacker’s lofty wage demands.
Rafa Benitez is said to have drawn up a list of key transfer targets in December as he looks to bolster his squad for the second-half of the season.
MLS star Almiron is thought to be a top priority for the Spanish manger, whose side have managed just fifteen goals in the Premier League so far this season.
According to The Chronicle, the Paraguayan is said to have demanded £100,000 a week if he’s to agree a move to the North East club.
That would make him the club’s top earner over night and with Mike Ashley not willing to invest too heavily, while he looks to sell the club, a move for the goal scoring midfielder could collapse.
With his side in dire need of some creativity and inspiration, this latest set back would be significant for Benitez who has cut an exasperated figure in recent weeks. He needs reinforcements and fast with his side struggling at the wrong end of the table.