According to a recent report from El Intransigente, Tottenham are one of several Premier League teams keeping tabs on Miguel Almiron. The 24-year-old currently plays his football in the United States with Atlanta United having joined the Major League Soccer outfit back in 2016, with his impressive efforts for the club in the last few years attracting interest from English football’s top-flight.
And reports suggest that Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs are eyeing up a move for the £9 million-rated sensation (as per Transfermarkt), and while the man himself is reportedly favouring either Newcastle United or West Ham, Tottenham certainly appears to be the best destination for Almiron, as they have the Pochettino factor.
Ultimately, ever since he made the move to English football with Southampton back in January 2013, Pochettino has been an absolute revelation in the Premier League, doing a fine job at St Mary’s before earning a move to Tottenham in the summer of 2014.
And a great deal of the success he has had at both clubs, but most notably at Spurs, has come down to his willingness to give young players an opportunity in the first team, be it Luke Shaw at Southampton, or the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier, or Harry Kane at Tottenham.
And with all of the aforementioned players now vital for both their clubs and arguably the country, Pochettino has to take a huge amount of credit for developing and nurturing these players into what they are today – their rises under the Argentine have been something to behold.
And with the likes of Harry Winks also beginning to flourish under Pochettino’s guidance at Spurs, the 46-year-old isn’t showing any signs of stopping, which is why Almiron should be seriously tempted by a move to the North London outfit.
Ultimately, the 24-year-old has been one of the standout players in the MLS ever since his move to Atlanta back in 2016, what with the Paraguay international having scored 22 goals and laid on 21 assists in just 69 games for the club, equating to a direct contribution every 134 minutes of action – there’s a reason there is much Premier League interest in the attacker.
And while he is likely concerned about whether he’d get regular playing time at Spurs, he will almost certainly be given opportunities to shine by manager Pochettino – one only has to look at Moussa Sissoko’s resurgence this term to underline just how much the Argentine improves players, but also backs them to perform even when things aren’t going so well.
Yes, the chance of regular football is probably more likely at either Newcastle or West Ham, but the opportunity to work under an outstanding coach like Pochettino, who has taken this Tottenham team to become one of the best in the country, at the same time improving almost every player in the starting eleven, would surely be too good to turn down.
Thus, the 24-year-old should be seriously tempted by a move to Spurs, as it appears to be the best place for the Paraguayan to learn his trade, and thus go on and fulfil his undoubted potential.
Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!