West Ham United are serious contenders to sign MLS star Miguel Almiron in January.
According to TyC Sports in Argentina, MLS star Almiron may be signing for West Ham in January.
The East Londoners need more creativity and Paraguayan Almiron – dubbed the best player in Argentina before his move to MLS – fits the bill perfectly according to South American football expert Tim Vickery.
Atlanta president Darren Eales has admitted Almiron will be sold if the right offer comes along (Sky Sports).
“If it’s a proper, serious offer then it’s something we would consider, but not for the laughable figures that I have seen mentioned in the press.
‘I have no doubt he can be a success whatever league he goes to’
“He has proved in these two years that he is by far and away one of the best players in the league.
“(Almiron) is still a young player, he is a Paraguay international and it’s brilliant he can cope with the physicality of the Argentinian league with Lanus and also the MLS.
“I have no doubt that when the time is right, and the offer is right, he can be a success in whatever league he goes to.”
And that could be the Premier League with West Ham by next month.
Atlanta expected to lead exodus
It was a case of mission accomplished for Almiron and his teammates as they won the MLS title in just their second season in existence.
The title triumph is expected to spark a sea change at Atlanta. Head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino is leading an expected exodus as he leaves to over as Mexico boss.
MLS MVP Josef Martinez has been linked with a host of clubs.
Pellegrini’s Paraguayan connection
And Atlanta’s other key star Almiron is hot property too, voted second MVP behind his teammate.
The playmaker would be a real coup for Pellegrini if West Ham do push through a move. Particularly in the absence of Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko.
He would also link up with his international teammate Fabian Balbuena should the East Londoners win the bidding.
Almiron has notched 22 goals and 29 assists in MLS over the last two seasons.