Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron Linked with $28 Million Move to Tottenham

Miguel Almiron in 2018. Photo by Perry McIntyre/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

Atlanta United’s attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron is one of the best soccer players in the MLS in the last couple of years, which makes him the target for many European clubs. In the past months, Almiron was linked with a move to several Premier League teams, including Arsenal and West Ham, but neither of them managed to make a satisfactory offer to Atlanta. Now Tottenham decided to join the race for the 24-year-old as well.

According to various Paraguayan media outlets, Tottenham is considering making a formal approach to Atlanta United for the player and is willing to pay $28 million to secure his signature. While this figure would make Miguel Almiron the subject of most expensive outgoing transfer in MLS history, it is unclear whether United would be willing to accept the offer.

After it was rumored that Arsenal is willing to offer $14.5 million for Almiron, Atlanta’s president Darren Eales said that he wouldn’t consider such low offers.

It would have to take at least triple that for me to even get out of bed and think about any bids for Almiron,” – Eales said in one recent interview.

Miguel Almiron joined Atlanta United in 2016 from Lanús in a transfer worth around $8 million. In his first season with the club, Almiron played 30 games in which he scored nine goals and provided 14 assists. These impressive performances brought him MLS Newcomer of the Year award, while he was named to MLS All-Star team and MLS Best XI. He has even better statistical numbers in 2018, having scored 12 goals to go with 14 assists.