Newcastle United will be unable to call upon new signing Miguel Almiron for Saturday’s clash with Tottenham, according to BBC Sport

The Magpies signing has not been granted his visa yet following his move from Atlanta United during the January transfer window.

Rafa Benitez may name an unchanged line-up from the side that defeated Manchester City in midweek, as they defeated the Champions 2-1.

Antonio Barreca, who also joined Newcastle during the transfer window, could make his first appearance for the club.

The Magpies could also be boosted by the return of Joselu, who is in line to return following an ankle injury.

Newcastle gave their survival hopes a huge boost with their victory in midweek, as they moved five points clear of the drop zone.

If the Magpies can repeat those heroics, it would end a run of three consecutive loses against Tottenham and further enhance their position outside of the bottom three.

It would also be the first time Newcastle have recorded back to back wins over members of the ‘top six’ since 2015, which coincidentally included a victory over Spurs.

Wembley has proven to be a graveyard for the Magpies over the years though, as they have lost on their last seven visits, stretching back to 1955.


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