According to reports all over the world, it has appeared that Arsenal were absolutely certain to be signing the Atlanta star Miguel Almiron this January after the MLS season ends, but according to his boss there is absolutely no truth in it at all!
The original report said that Darren Eagles had accepted an Arsenal bid of £11m for the talented midfielder. But Atlanta’s president Darren Eales (the correct spelling) was quoted as saying: “So there were two clues as to why that was total nonsense, one was Eagles, not Eales.
“And the other was the suggestion of £11m because it would have to take at least triple that for me to even get out of bed and think about any bids for Almiron.
“So everyone knew, as soon as they saw that figure, that it was a load of rubbish.”
Hmm so it is not so clearcut as everyone first thought!
After scoring 12 goals and adding 11 assists in the MLS this season, it is very probable that there will be other suitors for his signature, and to be fair, £11million did seem a little cheap!