Boca Juniors midfielder Augustin Almendra has emerged as a surprise target for AS Roma in the summer transfer window.
The 19-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.
Augustin Almendra made 23 appearances across all competitions for Boca Juniors, scoring one goal and supplying one assist in return.
The 19-year-old has long been touted as one of Argentina’s most promising young talents. Almendra has represented Argentina at Under-17 and Under-20 level, winning 8 caps.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including AS Roma.
Paulo Fonseca has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The Argentina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Fonseca wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Augustin Almendra has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to Calciomercato, “Roma have had a change of heart over their ideal midfield signing this summer. At first, it appeared as though new sporting director Gianluca Petrachi had identified Fiorentina’s French midfielder Jordan Veretout as his top priority signing for the club. However, a new name appears to have overtaken Veretout’s, that of Boca Juniors’ 19-year-old midfielder Augustin Almendra. Boca have set the value of the youngster at around 18 million euros and Petrachi seems to be convinced this could be a risk worth taking; for a player who could potentially serve as a pillar of the club’s future, rather than with Veretout who would likely be a short-term option.”
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If Roma are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Roma.
Roma fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.
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