Arsenal deal for Paraguayan midfielder is ON despite denials

Date published: Tuesday 9th October 2018 8:42 - James Marshment

Arsenal remain convinced they have won the race to sign Paraguay star Miguel Almiron in January, despite claims the Gunners’ interest was “fake news”.

Currently starring for Atlanta United in Major League Soccer, a host of European clubs have been chasing the 24-year-old midfielder, with Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund among those keen.

However, reports over the weekend claimed Arsenal were favourites to land the player in an £11m deal following talks between the player’s agent and the Gunners’ head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.

Claims that a €13m deal were imminent were quickly denied by US journalists Jonathan Tannenwald and Doug Robertson, who suggested the story was “fake news”.

But TEAMtalk understands that Arsenal’s interest in the former Cerro Porteno and Lanus No.10 is genuine and the club are currently working on a deal to ensure he will move to north London once the MLS season finishes later this month.

As we understand it, Arsenal are hopeful of striking the deal before the end of the month and having the attacking midfielder in place at their training base once the transfer window opens in January.

The player could be seen as a direct replacement for Aaron Ramsey, whom Tuesday’s papers claim is once again set for a move to Liverpool in January.


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