Atlanta United: No offers received for Almiron

Atlanta United hasn’t received any official offers for Miguel Almiron, team president Darren Eales said Sunday.

Almiron reportedly is a transfer target of several clubs in England, with Newcastle the most recent to show interest.

Almiron, a 24-year-old native of Paraguay, has 22 goals, 30 assists and an MLS Cup in the past two seasons. He finished second to teammate Josef Martinez in MVP voting during the 2018 season.

The transfer window, which is when the buying and selling of players can occur, will open Jan. 1 and close Jan. 31. Eales said that Atlanta United can receive official offers for Almiron, or any of the team’s players, before the window opens.

Almiron is one of three Designated Players on the team, with another, Pity Martinez, reportedly joining the team next season. MLS clubs are allowed a maximum of three DPs. Should it not sell Almiron, the club may be forced to sell or loan another of its DPs to comply with the league’s rules. Rosters don’t have to be set until early March.

Atlanta United will open training camp under new manager Frank de Boer on Jan. 14.