Miguel Almirón has been spotted in Atlanta at an Atlanta Falcons game alongside club president, Darren Eales, and technical director, Carlos Bocanegra.
According to Paraguayan media, Almirón was scheduled to be on a flight to Atlanta last night. Seeing him inside the Georgia Dome certainly fits the timeline and confirms the rumors and speculation that the 23-year-old Lanus midfielder will be a part of Atlanta United’s plans moving forward.
Additionally, Atlanta United manager Tata Martino spoke with the radio program La Sobremesa de Fútbol on Radio Monumental 1080 AM in Paraguay this afternoon regarding Atlanta United’s pursuit of Almirón. Martino all but confirmed the signing:
"Con toda la gente del Atlanta estamos contentos en contar con Miguel"— LaSobremesa1080AM (@sobremesa1080am) December 4, 2016
Martino said that he spoke with Almirón prior to Paraguay’s national team matches against Colombia and Argentina in early October.
The radio hosts added that the transfer comes at a cost of $13 million dollars for Atlanta United, which would make Almirón the most expensive transfer fee paid by any MLS team.
Martino mentioned meeting with Almirón on Tuesday so an official announcement could be coming late next week or after MLS Cup weekend.