Almiron, and on, and on

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 24th October 2018

West Ham are considering another South American 'Sully special' with the winter transfer window looming on the horizon.

Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron has long been linked with a move to the Premier League. And according to latest reports, West Ham are currently considering a January move for the attacking midfielder, who has spent the last two season in the MLS.

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It is said that Atlanta are hoping to sign River Plate's $15million-rated 25-year-old midfielder Gonzalo Martin, but are unable to do so until raising sufficient funds.

As a result they are hoping to fund the transfer by selling Almiron, who has indicated that his future may lie in Europe according to TyC Sports.

Almiron, who has also represented Paraguay on 12 occasions began his career with Asuncion-based club Cerro Porteno before moving to Lanus in 2015. After just one season with the Argentinian side he moved to the States in a deal worth around $8milliion (USD).

Since moving to Major League Soccer Almiron has won a string of awards, including being named in the MLS Team of the Year and Newcomer of the Year at the end of his first season with Atalanta.

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The term 'Sully special' arose after a string of unknown players to emerge from South and Central America arrived at West Ham under the current administration - the majority of whom proved to be failures, some of whom were unable to trouble the first team.

The likes of Brazilian striker Ilan (2010), Brian Montenegro (2011), Wellington Paulista (2013), Mauro Zarate (2014) and Jonathan Calleri (2016) have all been considered as previous 'Sully specials'.

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