Arsenal are set to rival Serie A side Inter Milan in the race to sign exciting Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron.
The Paraguay midfielder has been in superb form for Atlanta who have surprised everyone in their debut season with exciting performances, with Italian outlet Calciomercato claiming that Arsenal are set to battle it out for the 23-year-old’s signature.
He has played 29 matches for Atlanta since his move from Lanus in December and has nine goals to his name. Almiron is also a regular in the Paraguay national team, with Paraguay having an outside chance of going to Russia next summer.
He was linked with a move to Inter Milan last season, but decide to ply his trade with the Major League Soccer newcomers in a deal worth $13m. Almiron has excelled in his debut season stateside featuring mainly as a number 10 but can also play out wide.
After a sensational year, the Ligue 1 giants are set to renew their interest in Almiron, but their move is set to be hijack by Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks to sign an attacking midfielder with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez’ in the final year of their contract with Arsenal.
With no talks of contract extension for the duo, the Frenchman is planing ahead for a life without Ozil and Sanchez and the Atlanta man could be available for a fee between €15-20m. Under the tutelage of former Barcelona boss Tata Martino, interest in Almiron has picked up again with Inter keen to bring him to the San Siro.