Manchester United want to sign Thiago Almada this summer
He is one of the brightest stars in Argentine football. The playmaker has also drawn comparisons to Barcelona captain Lionel Messi. (h/t The Sun)
According to the report, the player has a release clause worth £20million but that is set to expire at the end of this summer. United have hence brought forward their plans for signing the player. This will help us from paying a fortune to get him in the future.
We won’t, however, have a clear run at the player. Arch-rivals Manchester City are also keen, having identified Almada as David Silva’s successor. Others interested include Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. (h/t Daily Mail)
As per a report from the Sun, the 19-year-old playmaker idolised former Argentine international Carlos Tevez during his youth days. Tevez played for both City clubs. He earned the wrath of United fans following his move to City.
Hopefully, Almada will focus on his idol’s exploits in red rather than blue. Interestingly, Velez is managed by former United defender Gabriel Heinze. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Heinze played together at United for three years.
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Almada has made 25 appearances with five goals and two assists this season. He also has seven caps for Argentina’s Under-20’s and was the standout performer as they reached the last 16 of their World Cup competition in 2019. (h/t Transfermarkt)