MLS side Atlanta impressed in their maiden season but missed out in the playoffs and they now may struggle to hold on to their prized midfielder Miguel Almiron who is being tracked by Premier League duo Arsenal and Newcastle, as well as Italian giants AC Milan.
The report at Soccernews will likely send a lot of these clubs fans to Google scrambling to find out more about the in-form midfielder who finished the MLS season with 14 assists and nine goals in 30 appearances – even more impressive when you consider this is an Atalanta side playing their first ever season together.
If Arsenal are to bring in the 23-year old Paraguayan international this January it’s likely they will have to stump up around £15m – which might be considered pretty decent business in the current state of the transfer market. However, competition for his signature looks set to be rife for the MLS Newcomer of the Year.
The report does also go on to say that Arsene Wenger has been tracking Almiron for a while and after such an impressive season in the US, the time to strike could be in January especially with increased speculation surrounding other clubs ready to make a move.