A number of media outlets report that Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United is Arsenal-bound in January. Apparantly, manager Darren Eales spoke to FOX Deportes USA and revealed that Almiron’s future has already been decided. He would move to England in the ‘European winter market’.
The reports mention the figure of £11million, which is definitely a reasonable price for a decent player.
Almiron is an attacking midfielder, most comfortable when playing through the middle but he is quite capable of performing well on either flank if called upon. He started his career with Cerro Porteno in his homeland of Paraguay. After three seasons, he moved to Argentina to play for Lanus, and he arrived to Atlanta in December 2016, and has so far made 57 appearances and scored 18 goals in all competition for the MLS club.
The 24-year-old could likely be seen as a natural replacement for Aaron Ramsey, whose long-lasting stint at the Emirates seems to have come to an end. The Welshman’s contract expires next summer, all offers of a new one have been withdrawn by the club and the negotiations have been abandoned. What exactly happened to cause this breakage in the relationship between club and player is still unknown, but it is to be expected the club would attempt to sell him for a very reasonable price in January to avoid losing him without any compensation.
Ramsey’s seemingly imminent departure would leave a hole in the squad that would certainly need filling, and the club’s reported move for Almiron could be their answer to the requirement. The sum of £11million is a very reasonable price for a decent player these days, which the Paraguay international certainly is. If the reports are true and the deal goes through in January, he won’t be far behind the rest of the squad in getting a full grasp of the project manager Unai Emery is currently putting into action.