Atlanta United has announced the signing of midfielder Miguel Almiron to a multi-year contract from Club Lanus in Argentina.
Almiron, 22, will join the MLS expansion franchise as a young designated player. The club did not disclose details of the transfer, but the fee reportedly is in the range of $8 million to 8.5 million.
“Miguel is a player I’ve long admired,” Atlanta coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino said in a club release. “He is a very skillful player with excellent technique and great vision. He is currently one of the best players in Argentina’s top league and we’re really excited that he’s joining Atlanta United.”
Almiron has become a regular for the Paraguay national team since making his senior international debut in September 2015. He has made six combined appearances in 2018 World Cup qualifying and the 2016 Copa America Centenario.
Almiron is the second young designated player for Atlanta United, joining Hector "Tito" Villalba. He becomes the 10th player to officially sign with the club, joining forwards Villalba, Kenwyne Jones, Brandon Vazquez and Jeffrey Otoo, midfielders Chris McCann, Andrew Carleton, Chris Goslin and Junior Burgos, and goalkeeper Alex Tambakis.