Deal Not Close: Arsenal failed with last minute swoop but player’s agent confirms winter move!!
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Deal Not Close: Arsenal failed with last minute swoop but player’s agent confirms winter move!!

Arsenal failed in a late attempt to sign Paraguayan international Miguel Almiron on deadline day.

The Gunners were keen to add the Lanus midfielder to their ranks to replace Bournemouth loanee Jack Wilshere, according to The Sun.

But that transfer failed to materialise and Arsenal had a quiet day yesterday in terms of incomings.

Almiron made his international debut at the Copa America earlier in the summer and the 22-year-old is tipped for a big future in the game.

While Arsenal failed to land him this summer, he could move to north London in the future.

Almiron’s agent Daniel Campos told Sport Witness recently: “Actually there was an approach, but it didn’t go any further. I see it more for the future.

“No doubt he’d be delighted to play in the Premier League and for Arsenal.”

Almiron, who is primarily an attacking midfielder, currently plays for Argentinean club Lanus. He joined the Argentinean club last summer following an impressive season with Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno.

He managed to make 17 appearances for Lanus last season. The Gunners have supposedly made a £9.4m bid for the player, but Lanus demanded £11.1m for their prized asset.

Almiron has only made one appearance for his national team, so he would have certainly struggled to get a work permit to play in England. In that case, he would have faced the possibility to be loaned out by Arsenal to some other European club.

Despite missing out on Almiron, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger did complete some impressive late business in the transfer window.

The French manager splashed out a combined £52m on Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish forward Lucas Perez in the final few days of the market.

Arsenal also signed Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano, spending around £88m over the summer.

 

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