When Newcastle United announced that they had taken up the option to extend Federico Fernandez contract, few would have been happier than Miguel Almiron.
That's because the pair have struck up quite the friendship since Almiron moved from Atlanta in January 2018.
Fernandez has taken the forward under his wing and helped him to settle on Tyneside - sharing his wealth of experience on and off the pitch.
They regularly grab 'mates' - an Argentine coffee - together, and spend a lot of time with each other away from the game.
"I feel that given I've been here in English football," Fernandez admits.
"I can help a little bit more with my experience here. "
The pair - along with their partners - enjoy meals out and spent Christmas together - with Fernandez and Almiron jokingly bickering over who bought the best present.
"We worked out our families were not going to be here so we decided to spend it together and had a really good time," Almiron told NUFC.co.uk
"I have to say, I got the best present."
"My present was better, " Fernandez argues, "but it didn't arrive on time.
"I got him some nice aftershave and a PlayStation game which he really liked and he was really surprised.
"So then he thought 'I need to go out and get a really good present for him' and that's what happened."
Almiron smiles at the suggestion but argues his present - a mate holder with the name of Fernandez's wife on it - was a good present.
Both laugh at the argument - and the fact it didn't arrive on time from Paraguay.
It seems trivial but it's a nice insight into the relationship the pair have - and the importance of laughter within a tight-knit squad.
"When I arrived there were players here - Rondon, and Ayoze - they all helped me to adapt," adds Almiron
"But particularly with Fede, he and I spend time together, on and off the pitch.
"We have a great relationship together - so it's just helped me with my adaptation in Newcastle."
Fernandez's friendly approach extends much further than Almiron - as revealed back in February, he held an Argentine barbecue for players and staff at the training ground.
But it had to get the approval of Almiron - who played in Argentina for Lanus - before going ahead.
"I spoke to Miguel about the possibility of getting everyone together for an Argentinian barbecue - all the players and staff, they
all came along.
"Our friend here on the right [points out of shot] had a double piece of meat, but it was great because it was something we could
offer and share something about our culture for the players and staff alike.
"It was difficult to help out because of training, and they started early, it looked good, it was a good show to put on for people who didn't know much about Argentine cooking because we cooked the meet really slowly, so it was really nice to see."