Arsenal are close to signing Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United for £11.5million, according to reports.
90min.com say a deal for the Paraguayan international to move to the Emirates in the January transfer window is close to being completed with Atlanta president Darren Eales having reportedly said that the player is moving to England.
Fans on Twitter were excited about the potential signing of Almiron:
So. Excited. He’s a joy to watch.
— B Larsen | Arsenal | Celtics (@BLarsenAFC1886) 5 October 2018
Maybe a replacement for Ramsey. But this lad is a CAM but maybe he might get converted into a CM or a winger. Time wil tell!
— Anirudh (@playmaker_004) 5 October 2018
— UpTheArse3 (@UpTheArse3) 5 October 2018
Such a talent. Has been shredding MLS for two years now.
— Döyle (@10Doyle_) 5 October 2018
There is no way this is true because this guy is an absolute baller!!! ????
— Lennon (@_lennnn_) 5 October 2018
I don’t want to hype him up too much but he’s probably the greatest player to have ever lived.
— Bobby Shmurdalrod (@PStapesy) 5 October 2018
Arsenal breaking their mould from years of buying diminutive central attacking midfielders by signing a dimunitive central attacking midfielder
— FPL JERR (@Fujtown_) 5 October 2018
Others admit that they do not know much about the 24-year-old midfielder:
Who's this one?
— YOUR ANCESTORS???? (@_Faye___) 5 October 2018
@Peaaachyeah scouting report plz
— Jamie (@JamieCox04) 5 October 2018
Should i go to YouTube already.
— Ozil's Calmness (@izzy_samuel1) 5 October 2018
Almiron generally plays in the number 10 role, but can also play from the left-hand side. Since moving from Argentinian football at the start of 2017, the playmaker has hit the ground running in MLS.
He was instrumental in helping Atlanta to the playoffs in their inaugural season. The Paraguayan has followed that up with some excellent displays in his second year in the United States, scoring 12 goals and contributing 13 assists in 31 games so far this campaign.