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Almiron Agent Clears Up Rumors Surrounding Paraguayan Attacker

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Friend of our website, and recent CHN Radio guest Roberto Rojas broke the latest news concerning Paraguyan International on his podcast Low Limit Futbol. Rojas had the opportunity to speak with Daniel Campos, the agent for Newcastle target Miguel Almiron, who was able to clear up some of the rumors surrounding the Paraguyan.

Campos quickly admitted that there was interest in the midfielder, and that there has been one club to make an official inquiry. Campos went on to confirm that nobody has actually made a formal offer for the midfielder.

Campos goes as far to say in the interview that there has been interest from not only English teams but Italian and Spanish Clubs as well. Campos also said that the President of Atlanta United (Darren Eales) was also in the midst of talking to clubs on his own.

Earlier in the year it was reported that Newcastle inquired about the price and availability of Almiron, but that was never confirmed by Campos or either club involved.

Campos, in the interview also states that the primary interest has been from England but there are still plenty of negotiations that need to be done before the January window opens.

Campos did not confirm or deny that the 4 clubs Rojas reported earlier in the week (Newcastle, West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham) were the English clubs that have shown interest in Almiron. When asked about these clubs, Campos ignored the suggestion that there have been conversations about Almiron with these clubs.

When asked about Almiron’s feelings about the MLS and Atlanta United Campos was quick to respond praising Almiron’s work rate, claiming that Almiron has always been the type of player to focused solely on soccer, as well as proclaiming that Almiron is an extremely humble individual. He claims Almiron is not a guy who goes out a lot, he is only focused on playing soccer and is grateful to play/learn under Tata Martino. According to Campos Almiron is reportedly content with his situation in Atlanta and not anxious to leave.

Lastly, Campos believes that a transfer for Almiron could be one that costs a lot of money. This is a sentiment that Darren Eales of Atlanta United also shared in the past. Nobody, outside of the British media seems to think this deal will be a small one, with Roberto himself believing the deal could potentially rise to a cost north of £20million pounds. If this is true, this could certainly mean trouble for a club like Newcastle who is strapped for cash, or West am who just made a myriad of signings in the summer.

The speculation that Atlanta United will sell the midfielder in January has only been enhanced with rumors that the club is already pursuing a replacement, Argentine Midfielder Pity Martinez. The club is keen on paying the release clause for the player, and selling Almiron might give them the funds to do so.

You can find the full podcast on Low Limit Futbol’s website, and you can follow Roberto and his Co-Host Joe on Twitter at @RobertoRojas97 and @JPUccello.