Miguel Almirón might be the next big transfer out of MLS, a league fast gaining a reputation for developing talent for Europe’s top leagues. In fact, he might be the biggest transfer the league has ever had.
It only took one season with expansion upstarts Atlanta United for Almirón to turn heads and state his case for a move to Europe and perhaps the Serie A. Almiron was purchased from Argentinian club Lanus on a transfer reported to be around $8 million and he lived up to that dollar amount, becoming one of the best attacking players in the league. His current transfer fee is more than double that, Metro has learned.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a league source tells Metro that one of the clubs heating up their pursuit of the 23-year old Paraguayan is AC Milan. One of the most successful teams in Italy, Milan is renowned for their world class talent.
The source said that the dollar amount for a transfer of Almiron to the Serie A giants is being discussed around $18 million.
In recent weeks, Inter Milan has been strongly linked to Almiron as well as now high interest from the English Premier League.
Of course there is plenty of time for things to change, clubs to offer up a larger transfer fee to MLS and Atlanta and new clubs to show interest. But the league source did say “it’s a push that he will be making a move out of MLS this December.”