Arsenal on verge of signing of Ramsey replacement - The12thMan

Arsenal on verge of signing of Ramsey replacement

Ramsey with Unai Emery

Arsenal are on the verge of losing Welsh star Aaron Ramsey for free after contract negotiations stalled but reports have revealed that the Gunners are close to signing a replacement.

Arsenal are in the same position where they were last year. No, not according to league table standings but according to player contract situation. Nacho Monreal, Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey all have entered their final years of their contract. With recent reports of talks between Ramsey and Arsenal called off, it seems Arsenal may have to get rid of Ramsey. However, according to recent they are on verge of singing it’s replacement.

According to FOX Deportes USA, Arsenal looks set to sign MLS star Miguel Almiron in a surprise £11million deal this January. The Paraguayan No.10 has been in scintillating form since moving to the United States. He has scored 12 times and laying on 11 further assists for  Atlanta United this season. The Gunners have scouted the 24-year-old extensively and have decided to pay £11m to sign him in the winter transfer window.

Atlanta president Darren Eales has subsequently fuelled the speculation even further, revealing the former Lanus attacking midfielder has already agreed a move to the Premier League. He said, “Almiron’s future is already decided and he will go to England in the European winter market.”

He did not specifically name Arsenal but the Gunners appear to be the front-runner for his signature. The Gunners scout have watched him several times in the past year. The Paraguayan could fill part of the void left by Aaron Ramsey should the midfielder be allowed to the Emirates Stadium in January. Arsenal prefers selling him now rather than losing him for nothing next summer. Almiron joined Atlanta almost two years ago in a £6m deal and has 12 caps for Paraguay.

Author’s take:

The Gunners didn’t waste any time in finding Aaron Ramsey’s replacement. Sven Mislintat since his arrival has brought quality Arsenal signings. Considering the Gunners lazy approach in the past, it seems the club has finally been active on the transfer market. Almiron will provide more strength in Unai Emery’s attacking line up.

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