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European Transfer Deadline Day: Open Thread

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Wild things are brewing. Will anything happen?

MLS: New York City FC at D.C. United Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The transfer window slams shut today all across Europe’s top leagues, which means if any club wishes to bring in a player under contract with another, they must complete the transfer today.

As of writing, Newcastle United have yet to officially announce they’ve signed Miguel Almiron, although every expectation is that it should be nothing but a formality.

The drama of today could be elsewhere in the Eastern conference. Toronto FC sold Giovinco to Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal FC late last night after a dispute between player and club when negotiating a contract extension. However, that’s not the most high-profile departure we could see from a rival team in the conference.

Steven Goff of the Washington Post reported last night that D.C. United’s Luciano Acosta has been the subject of a late $10 million bid from French giants PSG. The dynamic midfielder and perennial thorn in the side of Atlanta United has left D.C.’s training camp to head to Europe in case he needs to complete an urgent medical. Goff also says that Manchester City and another Premier League club are interested in Acosta as well.

A reminder that the MLS transfer window doesn’t close for several weeks and clubs can still bring in players as they please.

Today should be an interesting one. Buckle up and head to the comments if anything crazy should happen.