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Report: European teams still chasing Miguel Almirón

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Atlanta United’s star playmaker isn’t short of options, according to his father.

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Continuing a trend that began last fall, Miguel Almiron’s name is back in the transfer rumor mill after his father and agent have spoken about the Atlanta United star’s future.

His father, Ruben Almirón, recently talked to Cardinal Deportivo in Paraguay about his son’s future.

“They’re coming from Europe, from Italy, Spain and England. There’s been constant inquiries that show there’s interest. “

“Miguel has started the season playing very well and there’s always the hope of a transfer to Europe. There’s an agreement if everything keeps going well, there will be a transfer to Europe.”

The report states that even though the MLS season ends in November, Ruben thinks if both clubs reach an agreement it wouldn’t be a problem leaving before then, presumably in the summer transfer window.

On top of Almirón’s father’s comments, Daniel Campos, Miguel’s agent also talked about his client’s future on Paraguay radio station DeportesUno. When asked about Almirón’s possible transfer destinations, Campos said, “In the coming months I’m officially traveling to England but there’s nothing concrete. English football would definitely be a very good fit for Miguel Almirón.’’

Almirón was the subject of transfer rumors to big European clubs last offseason. Inter Milan, Arsenal and Newcastle United were just a few of the teams who were reportedy interested in the Paraguayan. According to his father’s comments, it sounds like there is some sort of verbal agreement that the club will not stand in Almirón’s way if a move to a big European club materializes, but Atlanta United brass and President Darren Eales have been steadfast in demanding top dollar for Almirón.

Eales told mlssoccer.com’s Sam Stejskal last fall, “I’m sure there’s going to be continued interest for our players because we’ve got some amazing young players, they’re very talented. I’m sure at some stage there will be that too-good-to-refuse offer that comes in and that’ll be the right move for everybody – for the club, for the player, for the league. So when that comes, we’ll cross that bridge.”