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West Ham target’s agent speaks on link

Miguel Almiron’s agent has spoken out on rumours linking the Atlanta United midfielder to West Ham.

The Irons are named as one of several clubs interested in signing the Paraguayan playmaker. 

Newcastle United, Arsenal and Spurs are all reported to have explored the possibility of signing Almiron, going so far as to send offers to his representative.

Daniel Campos, the player’s agent, is playing it cool on the rumours, however, and says he has yet to examine a bid for the star.

“I’m in contact with several clubs but I do not have any offers yet,” he told Sport Witness.

“And I’m not going to name clubs when there’s a lot of speculation. We’ll see what happens with time.”

A report on Friday claimed that Almiron was keen for first-team football, and would thus join either the Irons or Newcastle, but his agent has rubbished such claims.

“Miguel doesn’t ever talk about that. There is nothing yet.”

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This makes sense, and is a story that comes along with every major transfer rumour.

Almiron is a highly coveted playmaker, and has shown himself to be a star in Major League Soccer.

He has scored 12 goals and provided 13 assists in just 32 games for Atlanta this season, and his agent is keen not to overplay his hand.

It remains to be seen how much Almiron will cost, but a report earlier today claimed that Atlanta would demand around £23m.

However, his agent is clearly no fool, and he would do well to encourage a bidding war, particularly with so many big Premier League clubs seemingly interested.

As for the Hammers, with Manuel Lanzini still ruled out, a player of Almiron’s skill and craft would add genuine value to the starting XI.

If his price actually is £23m, the Irons could certainly do a lot worse in January.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

4 comments on “West Ham target’s agent speaks on link

  1. I saw Almiron last year and this year. Last year, he had to come off injured the match I saw, and the team immediately felt it and was misadjusted for a good 20 minutes. This year, I have seen him in a more complete role, attacking and defending, coming back to help his team mates in defence. A sign of a hard working and good mentality player. I think he would be better having a more central role than playing left midfield (that is where Tata Martino played him last Thursday against NY), but in any case, if I were to choose between him and Nasri, it’s Almiron with my eyes closed.

    And I would get Gressel too. Hard working good passing midfielder as well.

    • Would like to see him at West Ham, we miss a hard working midfielder, he seems to tick all the boxes, haven’t seen him other than youtube but you are a good judge Dulop hopefully his Paraguayan connections with Balbuena can help us get a head start COYI !!!

  2. I don’t understand your logic. Why would the agent “do well to encourage a bidding war” on the transfer fee? If the transfer fee is lower, surely it gives the agent more scope to increase his own fee and the deal for the player.

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