The winter transfer window is still a two months away from officially opening up. However, that does not often stop clubs for making offers to buy players from other clubs.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United are in advanced talks to bring Thiago Almada.
The 19-year-old midfielder has played all his life at Velez Sarsfield. He has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
The midfielder has banged in 9 goals and provided 4 assists in 46 matches for Velez Sarsfield this term on all fronts.
The 19-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Argentina.
Thiago Almada has represented Argentina at Under-20 level, winning 7 caps and scoring one goal.
The Argentina international has impressed this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
United are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 19-year-old as potential transfer target.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a long term admirer of Almada and believes he can get the most out of the Argentina international.
Thiago Almada would provide a good variety to Manchester United’s midfield.
According to the report, “Manchester United have reportedly resumed talks with Argentine side Velez Sarsfield over the signing of a midfielder in January. The Red Devils have been chasing Thiago Almada for some time, with the 19-year-old regarded as one of the top young talents in South American football. And now TodoFichajes claims that United transfer chiefs are looking to wrap up the transfer in the new year. Almada was a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the summer, with Leeds also looking to bring in the midfielder, who can also play out wide. A recent report also suggested that Arsenal are in the running for his signature, with Mikel Arteta ordering a January swoop. However, it would appear that United are in the hotseat to win the race for a player who will cost in the region of €20million. If Almada does make the move to Old Trafford, he will likely compete with another United new boy Facundo Pellistri in trying to break into the first-team ranks.”
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Manchester United have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Argentina international.
Good signing for Manchester United?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
United should do everything in their power to sign the in-demand Almada, who has all the qualities to be a success at the club.
The 19-year-old is a promising young midfielder and could be a good addition to Manchester United’s squad.
It will be interesting to see if United can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.