The silly season is officially underway and Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron seems to be the main attraction. Last week, some vague rumors out of England linked the Five Stripes playmaker to Newcastle United. This week we have a new team entering the mix.
According to Kristian Dyer of Metro US, AC Milan are in pursuit of Almiron’s signature and are supposedly talking a transfer with MLS/Atlanta for around $18 million.
Dyer adds that a league source has also told him that it’s about 50/50 whether or not Almiron leaves MLS this offseason. In addition to Milan and Newcastle, Inter Milan and Arsenal are other clubs to be linked to Miggy in recent weeks and months.
Almiron joined Atlanta last offseason for a reported fee of around $8 million. While none of us want to see him leave, if the club can more than double their investment in a year, you have to deem that great business. Now we just wait to see what happens…