Orlando City SC defender Jonathan Spector (2) challenges Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) in the second half of an MLS soccer match at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Atlanta United has received no offers for Almiron

Atlanta United has not received any official offers for Miguel Almiron, team president Darren Eales said on Saturday.

Eales said he considers “official” to be something received in writing.

There were reports from South America earlier this week that Almiron may leave the team during the summer transfer window amid interest from teams in Spain and Italy.

“There are rumors galore about all of our players,” Eales said. “That’s the nature of soccer. We are focused on doing as well as we can this season.

“It certainly won’t happen in the foreseeable future.”

Atlanta United, which will host Montreal at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is second in the Eastern Conference with 16 points but leads the league in points per game (2.29).

Almiron, an attacking midfielder, is a big reason why the team made the playoffs in its first season and is unbeaten in its past six games this season. The left-footer has four goals and four assists and 13 goals and 18 assists in 37 appearances in MLS.

Almiron, 24, was named the MLS Newcomer of the Year last year. Atlanta United acquired him from Lanus in Argentina.

The MLS transfer window closes on Monday. The summer transfer window for European clubs will open on June 9.

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