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Arsenal are closely watching the development of MLS midfielder Miguel Almiron, reports say

The Paraguay international has drawn the attention of several high profile sides after a wonderful start to life in the MLS. Almiron moved to the MLS newcomers Atlanta United FC from the Argentinian league in a £12million contract and has been an instant hit. The 23-year-old has netted nine goals and made nine assists in 30 games for his new side, who have been the surprise package of the MLS campaign.

Calciomercato suggests Arsenal have been watching Almiron’s displays carefully, as has Italian side Inter. The attacking player has helped Atlanta’s frontman Josef Martinez hit 18 goals, and both Inter and Arsenal have been massively impressed with Almiron’s performances. Almiron is now believed to be worth as much as £18m which would represent a big investment for a footballer from the MLS.

Premier League giants rarely dip into the American transfer market and few MLS stars crossing the Atlantic make a success of themselves in Europe. A muscle damage has kept Almiron out of his club’s last three matches and Paraguay’s last World Cup qualifier.

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