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Manchester United have become the main candidate to sign Thiago Almada from Velez Sarsfield, according to reports.
Almada is one of the most promising wingers in South America, having scored nine goals in 43 Argentine top flight appearances since his debut in 2018.
He appears to be destined to move to Europe at some point in his career. In fact, even this summer he was linked with Premier League teams: including United.
Leeds also came out as a contender for the teenager. He even admitted that he would like to work with Marcelo Bielsa., but maybe he wasn’t quite ready to leave Velez Sarsfield.
Since then, Arsenal has also been suggested as a possible suitor for Almada.. However, his future could be in Man Utd.
According to All the filesUnited is in pole position for the 19-year-old. A deal in the January transfer window might even be possible.
The Red Devils have wanted to strengthen their attacking options in recent months. They failed to sign top goal Jadon Sancho in the summer, but they secured deals for young wingers Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo.
Almada could be another to arrive to give them another dimension wide open. You can also play as a midfielder.
Negotiations for Almada ‘very advanced’
In fact, the report states that negotiations with Velez Sarsfield are “well advanced.” Now, the conditions for the move are “finally close” after United did not hire him in the summer.
With United firmly at the forefront of the race to sign him, they hope to advance “in the coming weeks.”
Previous reports have indicated that Vélez Sarsfield values Almada at more than 20 million euros. Indeed, now has a buyout clause worth 25 million euros.
The 19-year-old still has a contract until 2023 with the Argentine club. Therefore, United will have to spend a decent fee if they want to attract it to Europe.
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