Why MLS Star Miguel Almiron Is Attracting Premier League Interest From Spurs

A host of Premier League clubs are interested in Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron. It’s believed that Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, West Ham United and Newcastle United are definitely in the running for the Paraguayan’s signature.

Almiron’s agent has come out and stated his client is likely to play in England’s top flight, without revealing a definitive timeline:

“I’m in the process of working on England, there are two or three clubs interested in Almiron.”

“There’s nothing concrete but certainly Almiron will play in the Premier League.”

So why are Premier League sides so enamoured with the Major League Soccer (MLS) talent?

Well he’s an extremely talented and creative attacker.

The twenty-four year old can play as a left-winger, a central midfielder, a makeshift centre-forward and as an attacking number ten. This season has seen him play predominantly in the hole behind the main striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation. That allows him to get on the ball in vital forward areas, allowing him to create chances or take efforts at goal.

In thirty-four MLS fixtures, Miguel has contributed big time as Atlanta United try to reach the MLS Cup final. The forward thinking player has scored thirteen goals and created eleven assists. He makes around 2.2 key passes per game, on average he makes over 44 passes per game and has an 81.9% passing success rate.

Miguel Almiron is a flamboyant, attacking youngster. He loves a dribble and he possess the skills and ball control to run directly at opponents and then skip beyond their challenges. He also has the awareness and passing ability to slip in wonderful through balls. Miguel is also confident enough to step up and take the team’s set-pieces.

His partnership with main striker Josef Martinez, shows us that the twenty-five year old can get the best out of his goalscoring partners. That would certainly interest a hitman like Harry Kane.

The South American international has also impressed in his homeland with Cerro Porteno and in Argentina during his spell with Lanus. He’s won both the Paraguayan Primera Division and the Argentine Primera Division during his short career. So Almiron isn’t just a one hit wonder from America.

With Spurs not spending a penny during the summer transfer window, you’ve got to believe that they’ll want to freshen up the squad come January.

Almiron would be the type of player that would excite Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino. He’s versatile and has an attacking flourish that should excite the home fans. He also has a keen eye for goal and Spurs could do with another goal threat in their pool. He’s also quick enough in transition and a footballer that can make things happen on the counter attack.

It’s believed that Atalanta United will want around £30m, if they’re going to sell their star player. That fee probably wouldn’t scare Tottenham Hotspur in this current market and they could be heading up the queue given that they qualified for the Champions League this term and are in the top four at the moment too.

It will be interesting to see where Miguel Almiron ends up next. He’s got some unfinished business in the US but come the turn of the year he could be starring for a Premier League outfit!

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